Ivan Smedbron

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Smedbron, Ivan W.

Ivan W. Smedbron, 84, of Arkdale, Wisconsin, died on January 7, 2013, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale, Wisconsin. Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate. Interment will be at the South Arkdale Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by the Adams County Honor Guard. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday January 10, 2013 at Roseberry's Funeral Home and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Ivan was born December 30, 1928 in Arkdale, Wisconsin to Carl and Ida (Matson) Smedbron.

Following his high school graduation he enlisted with the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict.

He married Pearl A. Waller on May 30, 1953 in Arkdale, Wisconsin.

Ivan was part owner of Jim & Ivan's Service Station in Adams for many years. He was always there to help out his neighbors and friends.

Ivan was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his garden and his old tractors.

He was a Lions Club member for many years and active in the church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Smedbron; parents, Carl and Ida Smedbron; brother, Bob Smedbron; sister, Norma; and daughter-in-law, Julie Holm-Smedbron. Survivors, son, Eric Smedbron of Arkdale, Wisconsin; grandson, Ian Smedbron of Madison, Wisconsin; granddaughter, Erin (Andy) Christensen of Arkdale, Wisconsin; great-granddaughter, Avery Christensen of Arkdale, Wisconsin; sister, Alice Jones of Arkdale, Wisconsin; further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 9, 2013
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