Michael J. Smith, 79, of New Holstein joyously entered into his heavenly home on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021.
He was born July 5, 1942 to Edward and Laura (Litkowski) Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife Pamela (Elmore) Smith; his daughters, Dena Elmore, Teresa (Eric) Holcomb and Becky (Scott) Pfannkuch; his son, Rob Kilbey (fiancée Paula Lindsay); 15 grandchildren, Megan, Isabel, Riley, Branson, Jasmine, Lily, Julianne, Kyle, Maddy, Liam, Presten, Brianna, Cohen, McKenna and Alaina; a great-grandson, Remy; his sister, Shelly (Erv) Wilkowski; a brother-in-law, Bill (Mona) Elmore; and two sisters-in-law, Karen (John) Harp and MaryJo Grinnall. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents; his mother-in-law, Barbara Kraft; and his brother-in-law, Daryl Grinnall.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1702 Van Buren St., New Holstein. The Rev. Azor Cigelske will officiate.
Family and friends may visit with the family at Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 2 until 2:45 p.m.
For further details please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.
“He will be remembered as one of the most diligent servants of the Lord who enjoyed sharing his faith through not only his kind actions, but his many passionate stories. His love for Jesus will be carried on by his family who will forever remember his voice as he read the Bible.”