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In Memory of

Frances Smith

December 14, 1932 - December 28, 2012

Obituary


Frances Smith, age 80, of Hayward, WI, passed away on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at Water's Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.
Fran was born on December 14, 1932 in Dixmoor, IL, to Nick and Sophie (Zablocki) Dorazio. Fran's family moved to Hayward in the early 40's and ran the arrow resort on Chippewa Flowage for approximately 40 years. Fran graduated Hayward High School in 1951, later she went to nursing school at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL; she graduated in 1955. Fran met and married David (Bud) Smith in Harvey,...

Frances Smith, age 80, of Hayward, WI, passed away on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at Water's Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.
Fran was born on December 14, 1932 in Dixmoor, IL, to Nick and Sophie (Zablocki) Dorazio. Fran's family moved to Hayward in the early 40's and ran the arrow resort on Chippewa Flowage for approximately 40 years. Fran graduated Hayward High School in 1951, later she went to nursing school at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL; she graduated in 1955. Fran met and married David (Bud) Smith in Harvey, IL in March of 1956. They were married for 56 wonderful years and had 4 children; Lance David Smith of Sioux Fall's, SD, Kevin C. Smith of Hayward, Brian Sean (Terry) Smith of Hayward and Kelli Beth (Ernest) Blanchard of Hayward. The family moved to Hayward in the early 1970's for a one year trial period and decided to stay. Fran went to work for the Hayward hospital as a nurse and later became director of the Hayward Nursing home. She loved her job and made many friends along the way. She was director for 15 years, retiring in 1994. Fran loved her family and grandchildren. Favorite pastimes were working crosswords puzzles, going out to local fish fries with her sister Barb and Jack Kendall and Chinese on Wednesdays.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Leonard Dorazio.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband and children; grandchildren, Ian Smith of MN, Heather Menzel of IL, Suzanne (Peter) Froliech of IL, Ben (Amber) Smith of CA, Nicole Smith of MA, Spencer Blanchard of Hayward; siblings Barb Kendall and David Dorazio, both of Hayward; many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral home in Hayward, WI on Saturday, January 5, 2013 starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Hilgendorf officiating. A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Water's Edge Care Center, Hayward or the Alzheimer's Association.