Allene Smith

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for Allene Smith (nee Kosanovich), who died at the Samaritan Health Center in West Bend on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005 at the age of 83. Family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of service. Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Allene was born on Nov. 15, 1922, daughter of the late Burke and Mona (nee Powell) Kosanovich. In June of 1948, she married the late Lee A. Smith. Alleneís favorite pastimes were knitting, sewing, baking and reading. She served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Navy meteorologist. After college, Allene worked as an administrative secretary.

Allene is survived by her children Jill Smith, Jack (Reina) Smith, Jerry (Linda) Smith, Jo (Mark) Swearingen and Julie (Keith) Kassens. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Allene was preceded in death by her husband Lee A. Smith (1907-1978) and son Jeffery Smith (1950-2004)

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association or Stephen Ministries are appreciated.