Marian B. Smart
June 29, 1935 ó Nov. 15, 2015
Marian B. Smart died on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. She was born June 29, 1935, in Waukesha. She married William Smart on July 10, 1954, after having met him while working at a restaurant with Billís sister and friend Alice Schraufnagel.
She was a housewife and drove school bus for Dousman Transport. She also worked for Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanneís estate.
She loved gardening, fishing, deer hunting, and PBR.
She also worked with stained glass and chair caning, and loved estate sales and rummages, and amassed quite a few collections. She and William traveled a lot after retirement, and loved to go to the farm in Alma. Mexico was a favorite vacation. She also loved the casinos, where she was quite lucky.
She is survived by her children, Susan (Pat) Pelikan, and John (Karem) Smart; grandchildren, Mel (Josh) Edwards, Jake (Ashley) Curtis, Sarah Smart (Nick) Curro, Andrew Smart and Charlie Smart, as well as great-grandchildren Harper, Brooke and Lillie.
She is further survived by sisters Joyce Frank and Joanne Leitinger. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mary Susek, and son, Chuckie.
Funeral reception will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, and a 7 p.m. service to follow at Thelen Funeral Home, W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie.