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Richard W. Smith
Richard William Smith, 82, of Menominee, Mich., passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Aurora Trauma Medical Center in Green Bay.
Born Sept. 16, 1931 to Charles and Margaret (Bauer) Smith, in 1952 he joined the United States Army and became one of the Green Beret Elite. He married Marie White in 1964 and their families became one. He worked at the Marinette Fire Department and retired in 1985 and then worked at Shopko for many years, enjoying the company of many great people. He belonged to St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Marinette.
A man of few words, he traveled to many places, took on great adventures and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, making sure his arms were open for hugs with his familiar chant, come here Farmer, a memory his family will continue to carry on. He was a loving husband, dear father and proud grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Marie and their combined family, Richard (Carole) Smith, Jr., Rodney (Carol) Smith, Jerilyn (Clyde) Ullman, Roland (Sue) Smith, Jenna (Tim) Coffey, Deb (David) Walker, Laurie Hetland, Cynthia (Dennis) Bubolz, Darcy (Jim) Lucaszka and J. Allen (Keesha) Smith; 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; three sisters; three sons; and a grandson.
Friends called at St. Pauls Episcopal Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Rev. William L. Bippus officiated and entombment was held in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for St. Pauls Church.
Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home assisted the family.