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In Memory of

Bud Lee Smith

June 22, 1923 - November 10, 2013

Obituary


Bud "Axe Handle" Lee Smith 90, of Hayward, Wisconsin and formerly of Couderay and Radisson, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Water's Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.
Bud was born June 22, 1923 in Winter, WI to James and Kathryn (Steelman) Smith.
He married Margaret Rutka November 1, 1969 in Hayward, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2003.
Bud went by Axe Handle Smith, he handmade large and small wood axe handles, spoons with a jack knife, axe, and sandpaper.
Among those who survive and gratefully...

Bud "Axe Handle" Lee Smith 90, of Hayward, Wisconsin and formerly of Couderay and Radisson, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Water's Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.
Bud was born June 22, 1923 in Winter, WI to James and Kathryn (Steelman) Smith.
He married Margaret Rutka November 1, 1969 in Hayward, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2003.
Bud went by Axe Handle Smith, he handmade large and small wood axe handles, spoons with a jack knife, axe, and sandpaper.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared his life are his daughter Kathryn "Katie" (James) Marucha; three grandchildren Ryan, William Arthur, and George; two brothers Orin (Mary) Smith, Kenneth Smith.
He is preceded in death by his parents and seven half brothers and sisters.