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Kathleen J. Smith Notice
Smith, Kathleen J. (Nee Fredricks) Of Waukesha, died on Thursday, January 6, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 81. Kathleen was born in Waukesha on February 15, 1929, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Voelz) Fredricks. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Loren Smith, on April 26, 1952. Kathleen was a long-time member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha where she taught Sunday School. She was also the Financial Secretary and an advisor for the Luther League. In the early years, she was employed by Fox Head Brewery, the Avalon Coffee Shop, and Coachlight Inn, but her true occupation was raising her six children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed being at Road America with her family to watch the Champ Car Races and could tell you the score to any sporting event. Kathleen will be deeply missed by her children, Philip Smith, Marsha Smith, Karen Smith, Todd (Cindy) Smith, Fred (Linda Graebner-Smith) and Laura Smith; grandchildren, Adam Smith, Eric (Erica) Theel, Elizabeth Smith and Becky Graebner; and loving sisters, Irene Ladish and Carol Mueller. Kathleen is preceded in death by her husband, Loren and brother, Charles. The funeral service for Kathleen will be held at 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 9, 2011, at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Reverend Larry Smith will officiate. The visitation will be held from 1:30 PM until the 4:00 PM service at the church. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha (please meet at the funeral home at 11:30 AM, we will leave in procession at 12:15 PM for a 12:30 PM burial). Memorials are appreciated to the family to be given to the charity of their choice at a later date. CESARZ, CHARAPATA & ZINNECKER 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha 262-542-6609 WaukeshasFuneralHome.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Jan. 7, 2011
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