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In Memory of Virginia Smith


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday October 23, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday October 23, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Virginia Smith, of Hudson, WI, age 92, passed away at her home on Thursday, October 15th, 2020. She was born on March 22, 1928 in Hudson to parents William and Clara (Erlitz) Schwerm. She attended St. Patrick’s grade school and graduated from Hudson High School. Out of high school she got a job at West Publishing, where she worked until she married Ronald Smith on June 18th, 1948. She also worked for Bell telephone and Olson’s, but her favorite job was being a mom to her and Ron’s four children.

Virginia was the kind of person who could make a stranger a friend with just one conversation. She loved hosting her family at her house on Christmas Eve and cherished every Sunday when she would have her kids over for coffee. She enjoyed reading a good book and finding a new music box to add to her collection.

She will remain in the hearts of her children Marilyn (Mark) Gaetz, Ronald (Lynda) Smith and David Smith; grandchildren Michelle, Elise (Jeff) Ferguson, Amy, Niky, and Cody; great grandchildren Daniel, Edward Violet Ferguson and adopted grandchildren Casey and Carson. She is preceded in death by her husband Ron, son Dan, and sister Violet Corcoran.

A memorial service honoring Virginia’s life will be at 3pm on Friday October 23, 2020 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.

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    • Marilyn and Family,
      I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Please accept my prayers for you as you transverse this time of sadness. I am sending you a hug in this time of the pandemic.
      Let me know if here is anything I can do.
      Nancy (Haller) Bowman

    • Marilyn:
      We were sadden to hear of your mothers passing. She always gave a smile and warm greeting whenever we would see her. We hope your wonderful memories are of some peace and comfort during difficult time for you and your family. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.
      Take care.
      Bob and Lisa