Jerry Clark Smith, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Mayo Clinic/Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family. Born Jan. 27, 1937, in Menomonie, to Clark and Flora (Kunz) Smith, Jerry graduated from Menomonie High School in 1954 and served in the 128th Infantry, A Company in the U.S. Army.
He married Jane Halverson Sept. 11, 1965. Jerry worked at Halverson Bros. Plumbing, for over 30 years and didn’t slow down in retirement, being heavily involved in the Christ Lutheran Church family, being an active member of the community, as well as fulfilling the “key keeper” role at the Village at White Pine Senior Living Community.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Jane; sons, Greg (Beth) Smith of Eagan, Minn., and Ryan (Karen) Smith of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Samantha, Lauren and Calvin; brother, Dean (Shirley) Smith of Wauwatosa, Wis.; brother-in-law, Ron (Maureen) Halverson of Cold Spring, Minn.; nephews, Jason Halverson, Jeff (Laura) Smith, Steve (Priscilla) Smith; niece, Susan Smith; and other relatives and many, many friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.
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The family would like to thank the staff at Mayo Clinic/Luther Hospital for all the kindness and support during the past few weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Randy Skow-Anderson officiating. There will be visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in the town of Dunn, at a later date.
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