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Myra M. Smedbron

Minocqua - Myra M. Smedbron, age 95, of Rhinelander, WI, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. Myra was born July 1, 1922, in Stevens Point, WI, to the late Herman and Augusta (Hinca) Lutz. She married her next door neighbor and classmate, Lloyd Smedbron, on September 28, 1946, in Nekoosa, WI; he passed away in 1987.

Myra graduated from the Alexander High School in Nekoosa. Following graduation, she entered the workforce beginning employment as a secretary at the Port Edwards Paper Mill. After Lloyd's military service in the U.S. Army was completed, they were married and lovingly raised three children. In the mid 1960's, Lloyd and Myra moved to Rhinelander, WI, where Myra was employed in retail at Montgomery Ward for 16 years. In 1973, they built their home in the McNaughton area where they enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the Northwoods.

Myra was a talented baker and cook often sharing her famous banana bread with family and friends. A woman of faith and the heart of the Smedbron family, Myra was devoted to the Holy Rosary and faithfully prayed and attended Mass up until her death. Throughout her life, Myra maintained a sweet and simple demeanor. Her signature gift of joy was shown through her constant smile, laughter and beautiful sense of humor. She touched the hearts of many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include:

1 Daughter, Virginia (Phil) Root, of Minocqua;

3 Daughters-in-law, Carolyn Smedbron, of Rhinelander, Mary Dunn, of Illinois, and Luz Smedbron, of Illinois;

2 Brothers, Ted (Vivian) Lutz, of Wisconsin Rapids, and Jerry Lutz, of Roscoe, IL;

Myra is further survived by 14 Grandchildren, Cory (Ginny) Smedbron, Jessica Smedbron, Thomas Smedbron, Monica Smedbron, Tricia (Dave) Petrowski, Richard (Randy) Huempfner, James (Ashlee) Huempfner, P.J. Root, Tiffany (Josh) Root, Stephanie (Andy) Jamroz, Danny Jamroz, Lloyd Smedbron, Mark Smedbron, Max Gomez;

13 Great-Grandchildren and 6 Great-Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Herman and Augusta; her Husband, Lloyd; 2 Sons, Thomas and Richard Smedbron; 3 Brothers and 2 Sisters.

Funeral Services for Myra Smedbron will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:30 AM, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Rhinelander. The family will receive friends for Visitation from 10:30 AM until the time of Services at 11:30 AM. Memorials may be given in Myra's name to Ministry Hospice.

Generations Funeral Home & Crematory of Tomahawk is assisting the family. You may view Myra's obituary and leave online condolences at generationsfuneral.com.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 9, 2018
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