Monday, October 31, 2011



AGE: 53

ADDRESS: 232 National Avenue Medford City of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:00 A.M. Sunday, October 30 at Deer View Meadows where she had resided for the past 4 weeks surrounded by her loving family and Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: A Celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor County

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 11 in the Fireplace Lounge, Holy Rosary Social Center where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Saturday, November 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 21, 1958 in Milwaukee

EDUCATION: 1977 Graduate of Medford Senior High, Medford and she also received her CNA certification at Northcentral Technical College, Medford

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: married her best friend, Delvin J. Smith on July 15, 1978 in Tony and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Cathy worked at Colonial House in Colby as a CNA, Phillip Plastics, Sandbox, Medford High School, Weather Shield Glass Plant and also did home day care. She enjoyed life to the fullest and enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking and genealogy. Cathy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, she enjoyed spoiling her only grandson every chance she had.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, 4-H Federation, Black River Dodgers and Northwood’s Archers

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Delvin J. Smith of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Suzi (Robbie) Strebig of Medford and Danial (Susan) Smith of Sand Creek

GRANDSON: Mason Smith of Sand Creek

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Debbie (David) Kallenbach of Medford and Larry Richardson of Weyerhauser
Step-Sisters: Erin (Justin) Killeen of Colorado and Kimberly Richardson of Grafton
Sister-In-Law: Debbie Loewenhagen of Holmen


PARENTS: Mother: Mary J. Rutz (Maiden Name: Mikyska) of Arizona
In-Laws: Clarence (Frances) Smith of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Numerous Friends

DECEASED FATHER: Virgil M. Richardson

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Danial Smith and Robbie Strebig

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cathy’s family to be designated at a later date
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