Michael Lester Smith, age 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Nathan-Adelson Hospice House in Las Vegas, NV.
He was born in Milwaukee on April 2, 1946, the son of the late Patrick J. and Anna Mae (Anderson) Smith. Mike graduated from Marquette High School in Milwaukee. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Sandra J. Commings on June 10, 1973. Mike worked for Crestwood Bakery in Milwaukee for 20 years, and later for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed all sports and helped start the Sauk Prairie and Merrimac Little League. He enjoyed living on Lake Wisconsin and spending winters in Laughlin, NV. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Merrimac.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Smith; a son, Ken (Gladys) Smith of Merrimac; a daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Zuelke of Johnson Creek; 3 grandchildren, Cindy Smith and Kirsten and Josh Zuelke; a great-grandson, Layne Edward; 3 sisters, Patricia Revall, Sharon (Ron) Bartz and Nancy (Chuck) Ryan; a brother, Dennis Smith; other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Sauk City, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014 with Fr. Pedro Escribano officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Lachmund-Cramer V.F.W. Following the Mass a luncheon will be held in the school gymnasium. Burial will follow in Garden Bluff Cemetery. A visitation will be held at HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, Sauk City, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014 and also at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.