Harold G. Smith, 81, of Stevens Point, died September 18, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.
A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, at St Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Lindner presiding. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at Boston Funeral Home, with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
A private Interment service will be held in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Smith was born May 27, 1932, to the late A.C. and Diana (Miller) Smith in Eau Claire. He grew up there, and attended the local Catholic schools.
Following high school, he enlisted into the US Naval Reserves in 1949. He entered into active duty July 1, 1952. During his time of service, Harold worked as a technician on flight simulators. He was honorably discharged May 27, 1955.
Following his service, he attended technical school studying electronics.
Harold married Gloria Burgess on Oct. 30, 1954, in Eau Claire. They were married for 58 years. She now resides at North Haven Memory Care in Stevens Point.
In 1956, he moved his family to Stevens Point and began working for Wisconsin Bell Telephone company as a repair and installation technician. There he met Joseph Genovese and they became life long family friends.
After 38 years of service he retired from Wisconsin Bell. In retirement he worked part time at an area golf course and more recently at Kmart.
He will be remembered for his friendly and outgoing nature. He enjoyed helping others in any way that he could. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, horse shoes, card games and playing bingo at church. He was a devoted Green Bay Packers fan. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 6, Telephone Pioneers, Moose Lodge, 40 ET 8 and Amvets 1051.
Survivors include his wife; children, Michael (Claudia) Smith, Plover; Rebecca Zortman, Stevens Point; Debra Smith, Stevens Point; Pamela Smith, Plover; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Diane Heitkamp of Waterloo, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and two sisters.