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In Memory of Terry Smith

Terry Smith passed away at the age of 64 in his Wilson, WI home on the morning of June 10th.

Terry was born March 14, 1957 in Eau Claire, WI. He graduated from Menomonie High School and went on to become an honored veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from 3M after 38 years. He was genuine and caring and shared an infectious smile everywhere he went.  He loved fishing, hunting, watching the Packers and tinkering in his garage where you could often hear him enjoying Rock music. He was always quick to offer help and had an uncanny ability to fix anything he touched. Terry was kind hearted and always saw the best in everyone, never passing judgment on anyone he met. He enjoyed traveling the country but loved calling Wisconsin home.  He was fiercely loyal and immensely proud to be a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and veteran. 

Terry is survived by his wife Heather, children Chasidy, Cassandra and Shawna (William), step children Austen (Nadine) and Tabitha (Jeff), grandchildren Erin (Seth), Kaitlyn, Charles, Jordan, Sierra, Miranda, Brooklyn, Levi, Livian, Calvin, Silas and Naomi and great-grandchildren Evelyn and Eleanor. Foster siblings Becky Quilling (Pete), Roger Bailey and Sally Brunn.

Terry is preceded in death by his foster parents Harlan and Shirley Brunn and foster siblings Eugene, Trisha Bailey and Jessica Montoya (Rudy).

Terry did not wish to have a formal funeral, however his burial will take place at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner with Military honors for the family.

Terry’s death has created an inconsolable void in our lives and has created an undeniable challenge with living expenses. Memorials are appreciated to offset these expenses and can be made to Terry’s spouse, Heather Greene-Smith and sent to the funeral home at: O’Connell Funeral Home, Care of Terry Smith, 1010 Newton St. Baldwin, WI, 54002, to be forwarded on your behalf. 

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    • My favorite memory is sneaking Terry’s cigarettes with Cassie and Shawna when we were kids and we thought we were so sneaky hiding around the corner of the house. Haha! He come around the corner and said “What are you doing with my cigarettes!?” In his loud voice. Scared the daylights out of us! We thought we would be in huge trouble but he let us off the hook. And I’ll forever remember Terry’s voice when he would answer the house phone and say “YELLOW!” when he answered the phone. It always made me smile. 🙂 Definitely gonna miss you Terry! ❤️