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Obit: Juliana “Judy” Smith, nee Vistart, 82, of West Bend


Jan. 15, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Juliana “Judy” Smith, nee Vistart of West Bend, formerly of Green Bay and Buckner, IL, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home at the age of 82 years.  She was born on July 25, 1935 in Buckner, IL to the late Peter, Jr. and Julia (nee Evanchik) Vistart.  As a teenager, her family moved to Wisconsin, living in Milwaukee.

On April 24, 1953, she was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Smith in Christopher, IL.  While her husband served with the United States Army in Korea, she lived in Milwaukee.  Following his discharge, they lived in Wausau, and later settled in Green Bay.

Throughout her life, she volunteered her time and talent helping the young and old.  Her volunteer work at a nursing home led to a job as an activities assistant and was an avid Packer Fan.

She was a member of Annunciation Parish in Green Bay where she was a member of the Ladies Society, and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Christopher, IL where she was a member of the Altar Society.

Judy’s faith was an important part of her life.  Her family and friends benefited greatly from her daily devotions.

Survivors include her children: Lauren “Sis” (Gary) Jansen of Little Chute, Peter of Green Bay, Robert (Amy) of West Bend, Daniel (Angel) of Green Bay, Susy (fiancé Jeff Eason) Olson of Burlington and Lisa Smith (Sam Mackey) of Wind Lake; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother Chuck (Chun) Vistart of O’Fallon, IL; her sister Barb Emanuelson of Lebanon, IL; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Smith, Sr. on May 3, 2009 and a son Kenneth Smith, Jr. on December 16, 2000.

Visitation will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 11 until 11:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12 noon with Rev. Patrick Heppe presiding.  Burial will be in R. D. Smith Cemetery in Christopher, IL on Saturday, January 20.

Memorials for the benefit of the R. D. Smith Cemetery appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.


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