ROBERT R. SMITH Robert R. Smith, age 89, of Menomonie, WI died Sunday, June 22, 2003 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. He was born January 2, 1914 in Downsville, WI to Ray and Mina (Kistner) Smith. He attended school at Beaver Creek rural school near Irvington/Downsville and Menomonie High School then graduated from Dunn County Normal in 1934. In that same year he married Dorothy Legge. Bob taught at Miller Hill School near Knapp until 1940 when he went to work for National Mutual Benefit Insurance Company, an employment that lasted more than 50 years. In 1944 he entered the U.S. Army and served for two years. Upon returning to Menomonie he and his wife purchased the Central Hotel on Broadway in 1946 and operated it along with a taxicab company and the greyhound bus depot until 1954. They built a home on Tainter Lake and lived in that vicinity until moving back to Menomonie in 1997. At age 54 Bob was elected Clerk of Court for Dunn County and held that position until retiring at the age of 65. Robert is survived by: His wife, Dorothy of Menomonie 2 daughters, Beulah (Tom) Manor of Menomonie Debra (Gary) Hauschildt of Prescott 2 sons, Ronald (Sandy) Smith of Stillwater Billye Raye (Candy) Smith of Georgia 1 sister, Mabel Fritz of Elmwood 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by nieces and nephews by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers, Elbert, Marvin and Verne Smith. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday, June 27, 2003 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with the Rev. David Whelan and Rev. Paul Pillman officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Twp. of Dunn, Dunn Co. with Military Honors provided by the Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and family may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
ROBERT R. SMITH Robert R. Smith, age 89, of Menomonie, WI died Sunday, June 22, 2003 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. He was born January 2, 1914 in Downsville, WI to Ray and Mina (Kistner) Smith. He attended school at Beaver Creek... View Obituary & Service Information
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