Peter Smith, 57Peter John Smith, age 57, of Ellsworth, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at his home.
Peter John Smith, age 57, of Ellsworth, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at his home.
Peter was born on April 12, 1955, the son of George and Mary (Krantz) Smith Sr.
Peter served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1973 until his honorable discharge in 1976.
Peter enjoyed a great many things in his lifetime. He loved to be a part of the annual hunting camp, playing cards, visiting, being outdoors, watching his trees grow, and being with family.
He is survived by his sisters and brothers: George Smith Jr., James Smith, Frederick (Penny) Smith, Beth Ann (Jody) di Grazia, Joseph (Sally Cedar) Smith, Andrew (Diane) Smith, Leo (Karen Grotberg) Smith, Mary (Rick) Jones, Alice (Dan) Wiger, Sarah (Mike) Ryan.
Peter was a wonderful Uncle to many nieces and nephews. We were all luck to have him be “Uncle Buck” to our children. He had a kind, loving, and giving nature. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John Smith.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Hill Funeral Home, 130 N. Grant St., Ellsworth, Wis., and for 1/2 hour prior to the Mass at the church on Thursday.
Go to www.hillfuneralservice.com to send an online condolence to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is serving the family.