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Loren C. Smith
Loren C. Smith, 87, of Green Bay passed away Thursday, Sept. 27.
Born on Feb. 4, 1925 in Menominee to Claude and Beulah (Parcels) Smith, he moved to Green Bay at a young age, where he attended East High School.
After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 where he served for four years aboard the USS Kennebago in the Pacific Fleet. The Navy years were important to him and he was able to travel the world at a young age. In 1943 he married his best friend, Dorothy Westgate and together they raised four children. The couple recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.
He worked 36 years at Green Bay Packaging Corporation, where he served as Plant Engineer. The couple enjoyed 25 years of retirement together at their cottage on Lake Michigamme in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Many special times were shared there over the years by family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also loved to spend time at his cabin in Marinette County.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three children, Rick (Pam) Smith, Lori (Don) Jolly and Julie (Craig) Charles; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Robert Smith in 1995 and a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Al Stevens.
Visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church, Green Bay from 11:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Dave Wilkinson officiating. Military honors followed and burial was at Nicolet Memorial Gardens.