Dennis H. Smith, 61
Sept. 25, 1954 — Sept. 8, 2016

Dennis H. “Skip” Smith, 61, of West Bend, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Skip was born Sept. 25, 1954, in West Bend, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Becker) Smith. On Sept. 13, 1998, he was united in marriage to Joanne “Jojo” Westerman in West Bend.

Skip was employed at Complete Warehousing as an operations manager. He was an avid fisherman and Green Bay Packers fan, and was the life of a party.

Those Skip leaves behind to cherish his memories include his loving wife and caretaker, Joanne; a brother, Donald “Donny” Smith of West Bend; a sister, Sharon (Rick) Jackobi of Mercer; three sisters-in-law, Linda (Robert Jr.) Smith of Texas, and Judy and Jane, both of West Bend; two brothers-in-law, Steve and Mike, both of West Bend; his parents-in-law, Richard and Angie Westerman of West Bend; a close family friend, Don Krebs of Fort Atkinson; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Skip was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Smith Jr. and a sister-in-law, Mary Smith.

A funeral service for Skip will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St.), in West Bend. The Rev. Pat Heppe will officiate and cremation will follow the traditional service. Skip’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Visitation will continue after the service from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

In celebration of Skip’s life, please wear your favorite Packers gear.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Skip’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at

The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Heartland Hospice of Milwaukee, Jackie, Katie, Gypsie and Marci for the care provided to Skip.