Loren I. Smith

March 29, 1930 - Feb. 19, 2009

Loren I. Smith of Waukesha died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at his home at the age of 78 years. Loren was born in Milwaukee on March 29, 1930, the son of Ira and Laura (nee Barnekow) Smith.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kathleen Fredricks, on April 26, 1952. Loren was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waukesha, where he was an adviser for the Luther League.

Loren enjoyed working throughout his life. He also enjoyed hunting, yard work and being outdoors. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Loren will be remembered for how he cherished the time he spent with his family, as they were the most important people in his life.

Loren will be deeply missed by his wife, Kathleen; children, Philip, Marsha, Karen, Todd (Cindy), Fred (Linda Graebner-Smith) and Laura Smith; grandchildren, Adam Smith, Eric Theel, Elizabeth Smith and Becky Graebner. Loren is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated to be given to the charity of their choice at a later date.

The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.