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Lois Mae Smith

May 9, 1934 — June 7, 2023


Lois Mae Smith, 89, died Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at her Wausau home with her family by her side.
Lois was born May 9, 1934 in the Town of Texas (Wausau) Wisconsin, to the late Michael and Alice (Bootz) Kettner. Lois attended Wausau Schools, after graduation she worked at Wausau Papers until she starting her family. Lois worked many years at what is now called Chico's Restaurant, where she later retired. She enjoyed cooking and working with several of her children as well as other family members.

Lois was the glue of the family. She showed everyone how to be loving, independent, and strong which shaped us all into the people we grew up to be. She was more than just a mother to 11 children, she is and always will be our best friend. Even though she endured many challenges in life she overcame them with grace and dignity. Our mom, grandma, and friend is loved and missed by all. No matter what mom endured, she made everything beautiful. Mom's greatest pleasures in life were her family, gambling, flowers, shopping too much, and most of all Christmas with her entire family. Some of the things she enjoyed the most were her siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, parents, but her greatest joy of all was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will all remember our special moments with her, no matter if it was a trip to Minocqua in the middle of summer to go to one Christmas store, speeding through a work zone to take the grandkids mini golfing, picnics on the patio, or just coming for sweets.

Celebration of life will be celebrated on June 23rd from 1 PM - 6 PM at Jesse Park (1150-821 Wisconsin River Rd, Wausau, WI 54403)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, June 23, 2023

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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