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Terry Smith

April 10, 1940 — May 28, 2021

Terry Lane Smith, age 81, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Barrett House in Ripon.

Terry was born April 10, 1940 in Ripon, the son of Carl and Ruth (Kahl) Smith. He graduated from Ripon High School and married Karen Zimdars at Terrace Shores Church in Markesan, WI on June 26, 1975. Terry worked for many years at Rockwell International as an industrial machine repairman. He was also a member of EAA, numerous model airplane groups and various music organizations. Terry loved model airplanes and built them his whole life, beginning when he was just a small child. Terry attended Hillside Assembly Church in Ripon. He also conducted Sunday church services at Parkview and Sheltered Village Nursing Homes in Ripon for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Smith of Ripon; daughter, Carmen (Adrian) Mejia of Ripon; sons, Jeff Smith and Tim Smith both of CA; grandson, Alex Mejia of Oshkosh, WI; granddaughter, Arianna Mejia of Ripon; grandson, Nolan Smith of CA; and sister, Peggy (Dale) McClung of St. Petersburg, FL. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruth Smith.

A visitation for Terry will be held on Monday, May 31, 2021 from 5 – 7:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971 and again on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Hillside Assembly, 656 W. Oshkosh St., Ripon, WI 54971.

A funeral service for Terry will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Hillside Assembly with Reverend Erik Boulier officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Ripon, WI. Memorials in Terry’s name may be directed to: Hillside Assembly, 656 W. Oshkosh St., Ripon, WI 54971 or Agnesian Hospice Hope, 745 South Street, Green Lake, WI 54941.




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