Richard E. Smith

Dec. 1, 1948 - July 13, 2009

Richard E. Smith, 60, of Mukwonago, formerly of Linn Township, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at his home. He was born in Geneva Township on Dec. 1, 1948, the son of the late Clarence and Esther (Martin) Smith.

He was a graduate of Big Foot High School. On April 16, 2004, in Waukesha, he was united in marriage to the former Kathleen Loduha.

Richard was a former firefighter with the Linn Township Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; two children, Jason (Joyce) Smith of Lake Geneva and Justin (Karen) Smith of Janesville; four stepchildren, Rick, James and Mark Spangenberger and Lauri Mayotte; six grandchildren, Austin, Adam, Aaron, Peyton, Olivia and Emberlyn; a sister, Dianne (Dale) Mattesen of Linn Township; and a brother, Don (Nancy) Smith of Elkhorn.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, July 18, in the chapel of the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, 800 Park Drive, Lake Geneva. The Rev. James Eckblad of Linn Presbyterian Church will officiate.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are requested in Richardís name to: The Society for the Prevention of Supra Neurological Palsy, Executive Plaza III, 1135 McCormack Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 248-2031. For an online obituary and guest registry, go to