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Philip E. Smith

August 11, 2023 | 2 comments

Philip E. Smith, 90, of Holmen, passed away August 10, 2023 surrounded by his family.  Philip was born January 26, 1933 in Onalaska, WI to Ethyl (Reynolds) and Orange C. Smith.   He graduated from Central High School in 1951.  He was a proud veteran of the US Army Signal Corp, serving in Korea.  He was a member of American Legion Post 284 of Holmen and the Legion Honor Guard.

After graduating as a Civil Engineer from UW- Platteville in 1962 he worked 30 years for the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Private surveying was his favorite pastime.  Philip married Grace M. Binner May 2, 1959.  They had 2 children, Theodeore A. Smith and Tamara M. Smith.

Survivors include wife Grace, son Ted of Rhinelander, daughter Tamara of Onalaska.  Cousins Barbara Baker of Oconomowoc, Gordon Smith of Menomonie.  He is preceded in death by his parents and cousins of the Smith and Reynolds families.

The family would like to thank the Eagle Crest South Memory Unit Staff.

Memorials may be given to the Holmen American Legion or the donor’s choice



  1. Michael Paul

    So very sorry for your loss! Mr. Smith was an amazing man and so welcoming when we would visit. A very sad day! ?

  2. Elizabeth Solverson

    Grace so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. You hand your family have my sympathy and prayers

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