Obituary for Robert "Bob" L. Smith

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Robert "Bob" L. Smith, 75 of Onalaska passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. He was born on March 18, 1942 in La Crosse, WI to Donald and Dorothy (Briggs) Smith. He attended Logan High School graduating in 1960. He later served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1963. Bob went to work for Gateway Foods in February 1964 and worked there for 39 and a half years. On April 2, 1966, Bob married Bonnie Pfaff at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bangor, WI. and they were blessed with three children.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; three children, Michael and his children, Hannah and Gaven of Holmen; Darrin (Andrea) and their children, Fredrick and Evan of Pueblo, CO.; and Sally (J Dobbins) and their children, Jaxon, Jalyn and Jansen of Onalaska. He is also survived by his brother, Richard (Marilyn Leavitt); and half sisters, Jill Zuberbier and Jackie Wavra; half brothers, Chris and Paul Smith; nieces; nephews; a brother-in-law, James (Darlene) Pfaff; and sister-in-law, Karen (Tom) Larson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Charlotte.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 410 Main Street, Onalaska. Pastor Jason Stanton will officiate and burial will be in Onalaska Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church, Onalaska.
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