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Keith Wied Smith

April 27, 1927 — August 1, 2023


Keith Smith, age 96, passed away on August 1, 2023 at his home in Wausau WI surrounded by his family.

Keith was born in Waupaca, WI to Ernest Smith and Lillian Smith. Keith married Jenneane Smith of LaCrosse WI on June 28, 1952. 

He enjoyed outdoor activities with his families such as hunting, boating and skiing (winter & summer), jet skiing, motorcycle riding, airplanes and camping. He bought lake property at Silver Lake near Rhinelander where he spent weekends for many years. When the Smith family got together, it was anything but typical! Great fun was had by all!

Keith leaves behind his children, Jennifer and Brian; grandchildren, Shayne and Chandler; siblings, Avis Pings, John Smith, Julia Eiden; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jenneane Smith; parents, Ernest and Lillian Smith; and siblings, Leland Smith, Thomas Smith and Betty Daly.
A memorial service for Keith will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., in Wausau WI. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service where family and friends are welcome to gather and share memories. Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers will officiate.

I lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Indian College Fund.

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