Delmar R. Smith

Delmar R. Smith, 93, of Appleton, formerly of West Bend died June 11, 2008.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1914 in Burlington to the late Albert W. and Esther (nee Reminger) Smith. He graduated from Burling-ton High School in 1933 and attended UW Extension School.

On April 26, 1942, he was united in marriage to Evelyn T. Kollmeyer at Grace Reformed Church in Milwaukee.

They lived in Hales Corners for many years prior to moving to Cedar Ridge in 1989.  Del served an apprenticeship in patternmaking and was a patternmaker at the Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. during World War II.

He returned to Wisconsin and continued his career as a  patternmaker and patternmaker foreman at Allis-Chalmers, West Allis for 33 years until his retirement in 1981. He served on the Hales Corners School Board, a council member for Emanuel Church for many years, past member of Toastmasters, and a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Foundry Society. He was a volunteer naturalist at Wehr Nature Center, Hales Corners and active in the Riveredge Bird Club, Newburg and Lac Lawrann. He was a member of New Hope UCC in Jackson and a former member of Immanuel UCC in West Bend and Emanuel UCC in Hales Corners.  He raised pigeons, enjoyed woodworking, traveled by motor home around the Southwest with his wife, watched and fed birds, but enjoyed gardening most of all. A weed didnít stand a chance in his gardens.

Survivors include daughters, Virginia (Keith) Ed-wards of Hacienda Heights, Calif. and Eileen (Ted) Landmann of Appleton; grandchildren Jon (Marcia) Edwards, Rebecca (Osvaldo) Rodriguez, David (Can-dace) Edwards, Jennifer (Steven) Littlefield, Paul (Elizabeth) Land-mann; great grandchildren Mikaela, Jacob, E.J., Andrew, Alyssa, Kimberly, Emma, Abigail and Hannah; sister in laws Ruth (Clarence) Groth, Betty Smith, Joyce Smith and Shirley Koll-meyer; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, in 2004 and brothers Stanley and Donald and sister Lorraine Zaspel.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at New Hope UCC, 4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson with the Rev. James Hill officiating.

Interment will follow at Immanuel Cemetery in Cedar-burg. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Community Foundation, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend, WI 53095 or to a nature center of your choice.