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Arthur W. Smeester

Issue Date: August 22, 2019

Arthur W. Smeester, 79, formerly of Amberg, passed away in his sleep Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Sylvan Crossing of Fitchburg.

Born Sept. 27, 1939 in Iron Mountain, Mi., to the late William and Ruth (Olson) Smeester, he graduated from Amberg High School and served in the United States Army. He worked at Fort Howard Paper Mill where he retired from.

He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, making his home brew, was a good story-teller, loved talking to people wherever he went and belonged to the Amberg American Legion. He was loved by all and will be missed.

Survivors include three children, Bruce Smeester of Escanaba, Linnea Hoy of Penn Valley, Ca. and Barbara Kampmeier of Fitchburg; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter and a close friend, Debra Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Smeester; two sons-in-law, Michael Hoy and Carl Kampmeier and a sister, Ruth Ann.

Family and friends can call at Roubal Funeral Home in Wausaukee on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Gene Wickman will officiate and burial will be in Amberg Cemetery with full Military Honors conducted by the Amberg American Legion.


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