Robert "Bob" C. Smith, Brodhead, WI (1942-2014)
June 18, 1942 - April 25, 2014
Robert “Bob” C. Smith, age 71, of Brodhead, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014, at Agrace Hospice Care, Fitchburg, WI. He was born on June 18, 1942, in Rockford, IL, the son of L. Fredrick and Betty (Seyler) Smith. He had been married to Constance (Hanson) Smith. Bob attended Brodhead High School with the class of 1960, and Cardinal Stritch University, graduating in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army, having been stationed in Korea and the Philippines. He had worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, retiring in 1998. Bob was a member of the Becknell Masonic Lodge, VFW Post 6858, American Legion and a charter member of the AMVETS, all of Brodhead. He operated a hobby farm for a number of years, enjoyed riding motorcycles, loved music, including playing guitar, writing songs, playing slow-pitch, telling jokes and being at the 'table of knowledge' at the local coffee shop. Bob had also earned a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Bob is survived by a daughter, Robin (Ryan) Hilliard of Brodhead; siblings: David Smith of Brodhead, Lana Thiessen of Winnipeg, Canada, Gwenn (Larry) Waldo of Waterloo, WI, and Maxine (Rocky Schoville) Smith of Janesville, WI; a son-in-law, Randy Hamilton of Lodi, WI; four grandchildren: Amanda and Maggy Hamilton, and Vanessa and Seyler Weeden; a special friend, Donna Niedermeier; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Anna Hamilton; a brother, Jeffrey; a niece, Michelle; and nephew, Jeremy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Brodhead. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, with military rites. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com