Kathryn A. “Kitty” Smith, 87, Wausau, died Friday May 14, 2021 at home under the care of her family and Heartland Hospice.
She was born October 12, 1933 in Eau Claire, daughter of the late Helmer and Veronica (Burns) Brown. On August 25, 1956, she married Clinton Smith at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Eau Claire. He survives.
Kitty had been employed as a Telephone Operator with Wisconsin Bell and retired from Marathon Electric as Switchboard Operator and Receptionist. She was fondly referred to as “the voice of Marathon Electric”. The Smith’s were members of the Wausau Boot and Saddle Club and enjoyed family camping through the years. Kitty and Clint were longtime members of St. Michael Catholic Church and volunteered for serving funeral dinners for several years.
Survivors include her husband, Clint, two children, Barbara (Tim) Baranowski, Steven (Janet) Smith; three grandchildren, Seth (Melissa) Baranowski, Josh (Heather) Baranowski, Jessica (Jeff) Kurth; five great grandchildren, Landon & Emmy, Natalie, MacKenzie & Lincoln.
Besides her parents, Kitty was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty and Mary.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Thursday May 20, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Weston. Entombment will be in Holy Angels Mausoleum. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Current Covid protocols will be observed, and masking is recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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