Lawrence Smith

Lawrence Smith, of Friendship Wisconsin, died Sunday, January 27, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital, due to complications of a second heart surgery.

A Celebration of Life will be held at “Spot in the Woods” HWY J, Friendship, on Saturday, March 30th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Larry was born March 10, 1955, in Brockton, Massachusetts, to Lawrence and Alice Smith.

He married Coral Klein on December 16, 1978, in Friendship, Wisconsin and they shared 40 years together. He was a loving and involved father to the two joys of his life, his son, Drew, and daughter, Nicole, and then later, their families, whom he loved dearly.

Larry enjoyed his childhood and adventures with his sisters, brother, and friends, on the farm in New Hampshire.  The family moved in 1968 to Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he attended grade school and high school and hung out at The Animal House.  In the 1970’s he was a short track racer at Slinger / Hales Corners.  There was nothing he couldn’t fix or invent and no one he wouldn’t help. He loved attending the grandchildren’s’ activities, working in the woods, on the farm, hunting, and fishing. Some of his best times were spent on the River or the Harley.

Larry worked for Husco International of Waukesha and was a member of The International Association of Machinists Union Local 10 for 39 ½ years, serving as a union steward for many of them.  After his division closed, in 2016, at the age of 61 he enrolled in North Country Heavy Equipment and Truck Driving School, Escanaba, Michigan, where he earned all his certifications and licenses.  The last two years, he worked for the town of Quincy as a highway maintenance worker and cemetery caretaker. He enjoyed those jobs and the people he worked with.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Smith Sr. and Alice Smith, Charlotte Smith, and nieces, Tina Aldrich & Whitney McClanahan.

Survived by:

Wife:  Coral Smith

Son: Drew (Theresa) Smith of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Daughter: Nicole (Jeffery) Doskocil of Spring Green, Wisconsin

Granddaughter: Taryn Smith

Grandson: Kyle Smith

Grandson: Blake Smith

Grandson: Keller Smith

Sister: Beth (John) Callahan of The Villages, Florida

Sister: Gail (Jim) Merrill of Winchester, New Hampshire

Brother: Roy Smith of Wasquoit, Massachusetts

Sister: Peggy (Bob) Bittle of Hurricane, Utah.

Mother and Father in law: Paula and John Klein, Friendship, Wisconsin

Special families: Beccy and Pat Pare, Ethan and Morgan; Joyce (Ken) Schilling and Diane Rivard family.

Eight nieces, a nephew, and many family and friends.

“So, when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart.

For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart”

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  1. Jennifer (Wampler) Armstrong says:

    Drew and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time of need.

  2. Jill Renner says:

    Coral and family, my heart goes out to you. May God be with you. So many happy memories to share .

  3. Richard & Rita Zietlow says:

    Coral and family sincere sympathy. May god and family comfort you

  4. Deb Blizzard says:

    So sorry for your loss Coral and your family

  5. Terrie & Sid Kaminski says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you Coral and the family!

  6. Linda(chaffee) Donley and Doug Donley says:

    Sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family.

  7. Kevin Falk says:

    Coral, there are no words. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Curt & Teri Camps says:

    Sending our sincerest sympathies to you Coral and family.

  9. Ruth and Gary Schultz says:

    My precious cousin, may God surrounded you with not only His great love and comfort, but also with many wonderful people to help you and your family get through this difficult time. We know Heaven is real, and Larry’s in the presence of his Savior and we will all see him again.

  10. Jane Bader says:

    Oh, Coral and kids, I’m so sorry to hear about Larry! You have my deepest sympathy! Sending love and praying for your comfort!

  11. Tammy Hammond says:

    Coral, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that GOD wrap his loving arms around you and your family at this time.

  12. Tracy Hagemann says:

    Thoughts and Prayers to you and your Family my sweet Coral. Your a very Strong Woman and I know you will get through. Thinking of you

  13. Gale and Doris Roberts says:

    Coral and family, We are sorry to hear of your lose. You have our sincere condolences

  14. Sherrie Manning says:

    So sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    Coral and Family, so sorry for your loss. Larry was always smiling and ready for a happy time. I remember you guys videotaping my sister’s wedding about 30 years ago, it was a great time. He will always be close to all of his loved ones.

  16. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    Thinking of you with our deepest sympathy at this sad time.

  17. Lori and Jeff McClinchy says:

    My deepest sympathys, My heart broke a little when I heard, Larry was such a wonderful guy who’s whole life was wrapped around his family, you could see it in his eyes when he spoke of them, Coral he’s right there by your side forever and always

  18. Debbi and Nick Segina says:

    We’re so sorry for all of you. Sending you thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace.

  19. Lavonne Scottl says:

    So sorry Coral and kids. He was a great guy. See u at the Spot. Will there be a designated memorial?

  20. Tanya says:

    My heart is breaking to learn of this terrible loss. Blessings and love to Coral, Drew, Nicole and family. He will be dearly missed.
    Scott and Tanya Kotlowski

  21. Mike & Diana Shaske says:

    So sorry for your loss , you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Roger Marti says:

    So very sorry Coral and family. We’ll never forget our bike rides.
    Love Roger and Lori Marti

  23. Linda Maurer says:

    Carl you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  24. Barb (Seaman) McCue and Kevin McCue says:

    Coral I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. May god wrap his arms around you and your family and help to comfort you. May you memories surround you with the love you shared. He is forever with you. Hugs

  25. Bob & Eleanor Bonnett says:

    Our sympathy to you, Coral; and to Becky and Pat, Ethan and Morgan. May peace be with you.

  26. Dennis & Peggy says:

    Coral, so sorry for your and the families loss. Our prayers have been going with him!

  27. Kori Nawrot says:

    He was ask amazing person inside and out. ❤ And he will be missed.

  28. Jodi Lecy Helgeson says:

    Larry was always such a happy guy and I know he loved you all very much. Our prayers continue to be with you.

  29. Peg Lecy says:

    So very sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time