Michael Smith

Michael “Mike The Mailman” Smith, 67, of Kewaskum was delivered to his heavenly home Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born Oct. 21, 1950, to Desmond and Valeria (nee Koerble) Smith in West Bend. Mike graduated from Kewaskum High School. He honorably served in the United States Army as a MP in Vietnam. On Oct. 10, 1970, he was united in marriage to Marcia Norskog at St. Lucas Lutheran Church. Mike worked at the Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline in both Wisconsin and Oklahoma. After leaving the pipeline, he owned and operated an A& W Restaurant in Oklahoma. In 1980, the family moved back to Kewaskum where he worked at the United States Postal Service for almost 30 years until he retired in 2007. Mike was an active member in the American Legion, Rural Carrier Postal Union, and was the chairman of the St. Lucas Cemetery Board for Lutheran Memorial Park. He enjoyed ice fishing, trap shooting and deer hunting, especially with his grandson Mark, his hunting buddy. But mostly, Mike was faith in action taking care of all his friends, family and even strangers. He lived to serve everyone around Kewaskum. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids, having baptized them all (including Daley). Mike and Marcia fulfilled a life-long dream to own a cottage up north where he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, who called him “Buppa.” He even got his new boat to take the boys tubing and fishing. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 47 years, Marcia Smith; his mother, Valeria Strobel (Smith); two children, Brian Smith and Lisa (David #13) Sarnowski; four grandchildren, Mark Smith, Logan Smith, Desmond Sarnowski and Stella

Sarnowski; his sister, Bonnie (Allen) Koepke; his brother, Dennis (Barb Philibert) Smith; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Norskog; his sister-in-law, Debbie (Pat) Staehler; three brothersin- law, Kenton (Chris) Norskog, Terry (Renee) Norskog and Bob (Sue) Norskog; a special aunt, Betty (Bill) Homuth; and special cousins, Brad (Gail) Homuth and Ron (Annette) Dorzok; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his father, Desmond Smith; stepfather, Lester Strobel; father-in-law, Merlin Norskog; and best friend and cousin, George Martin.

A funeral service in remembrance of Mike will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at St. Lucas Lutheran Church, 1417 Parkview Drive, Kewaskum. The Rev. Andrew Straseske will be officiating.

The family will greet relatives and friends Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 215 Forest Ave., Kewaskum.

The family will also greet relatives and friends from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at St. Lucas Lutheran Church.

A special thank you to Dr. G. Hossein Almassi and the special nurses and staff at the VA Medical Center for all their help and care.

Memorials are appreciated to the family in order to make a donation in Mike’s name.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Mike’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at
www.myrhum-patten.com.