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Patricia Rae Smith

November 23, 2021 | 5 comments

Patricia Rae Smith, 84, of Holmen, WI passed away peacefully on November 21st, 2021.

She was born on May 16th, 1937 to Clayton and Lillian Stover.

She married Oliver K. (Corky) Smith on November 11th, 1961 in La Crosse, WI.

Patricia enjoyed spending time with family, and baking cookies and muffins for everyone she knew. She loved decorating and preparing for the holidays. She loved to travel. She loved her Green Bay Packers. While raising her children, she was active in Cub Scouts and teaching Sunday School. She was also on the Holmen School Board.

Patricia is survived by her three sons; Ken & Kathy Smith, Mark Smith (Cyndie), Mike & Holly Smith; daughter-in-law Emily Smith; 12 grandchildren Aaron, Kelley, Faith, Emily, Daniel, Sierra, Cody, Karley, Gordon, Alex, Adrian, Ivan; and 5 great grandchildren Wyatt, Sebastian, Coburn, Violet, and Quinton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Corky, and her son’s Steve and Charlie.

An Open-House Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 2nd from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI 54650 with light dinner and refreshments served throughout.

A private family burial will be held.

Memorials are preferred to The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Donations can be made using the following link: https://www.curefa.org/donate

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Judy Messer

    Pat was was one of the kindest lady I had ever met.

  2. Lois Kathan

    So sorry to hear of Patricia’s passing. I remember her community works and serving on our board of education. I remember my family roller skating with sons Mike and Mark. Take care and cherish the memories. Lois Kathan and family

  3. Twila Jacobson

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s death. I didn’t know her well, but she served on the school board when my husband was Superintendent of Schools in Holmen. Remember the good times. Twila Jacobson

  4. Monica Thomas

    So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I’ve known her for over 25 years and she was always a pleasure to be with. I will sure miss her.

  5. Peter Tabor

    Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I remember her mainly serving on the school board. She was always willing to help. We have send a memorial in her name to the Ataxia research alliance.

    Pete & Marie Tabor


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