Obit: Smith, Edward D. (1919 - 1998)

Surnames: Smith, LaFaivre, Roycraft, Hakes, Zimmerman, Usher

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Smith, Edward D. (23 Jan. 1919 - 22 May 1998)

Edward D. Smith, 79, of 18734 54th Ave., Chippewa Falls, town of Lafayette, died Friday, May 22, 1998, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

He was born January 23, 1919, in the town of Sigel, Chippewa County, to Minnie (LaFaive) and Harry Smith. He grew up in the Cadott area where he attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 20, 1941, and was stationed in California. He served with the 14th Field Artillery Battalion in the European Theatre during WW II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 23, 1945.

Ed married Eunice V. Roycraft on April 27, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington. He was employed at National Presto Industries until becoming disabled due to a car accident on March 29, 1951.

He was a member of St. Simeon's Episcopal Church; a member and treasurer of the Vestry; a member of the Society of Mary; and a member of Confraternity of Christian Life.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Smith of town of Lafayette; two sisters, Leila Hakes of Chippewa Falls, Dorothy (Rudy) Zimmerman of Elk Mound; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Virgil, James, Earl and Herman Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Christ Episcopal Church in Chippewa Falls with the Very Rev. Father G. Randolph Usher, SSC as celebrant. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery, town of Hallie.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and until the time of the service Wednesday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls.

Ed will always be remembered for his positive attitude in spite of his disability, his warm smile, his genuine love for his family, church, friends and especially children. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Contributions to St. Simeon's Episcopal Church in Ed's memory would be appreciated.



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