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Willard "Hermy" A. Smith

Willard "Hermy" A. Smith

Willard A. “Hermy” Smith age 78 of Menomonie died Sunday May 13, 2018 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie, surrounded by his family.

Hermy was born April 18, 1940 in Elmwood, he was the son of Herman A. and Enid “Hazel” (Loomis) Smith and grew up in Elmwood.  He was active in sports as a youth, playing baseball and football.  Hermy entered the service and served in the U.S. Army.    He married Charlotte A. O’Bryan October 5, 1963. After marriage they made their home in the Elmwood area for many years.  In 1987 they moved to Menomonie where has remained the rest of his life. 

Hermy had a passion for all kinds of cars, motorcycles, anything to do with a motor. He enjoyed doing carpentry work, even building his own home.  He enjoyed watching movies and listening to music and dancing.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, children, grandchildren and his puppies, Tillie and Mya.

Hermy is survived by his wife, Charlotte, five children, Elvis of Menomonie, Marty (Barb) of Menomonie, Ritchie of Knapp, Missy (Dell) Churchill of Elmwood, Jesse (Kathy) of Elmwood, 1.2 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one brother, Gordon Smith of Menomonie, three sisters, Elinore Wood of Spring Valley, Ardelle McAlpine of Buffalo, MN, Donna Lark of Menomonie, several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and infant brother, Eldon, a brother Donavon, three half-brothers, Melvin, Dennis and Harold Smith.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Thursday May 17, 2018 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday.  Luncheon destination will be announce following the service.




  1. Brenda

    Willy is going to be missed so much. I remember the times he we had at his video store. With Marshall and others singing and we all dancing. Hope you found Abigail Willy and are dancing away with her. She would be 6 now. Charolette and kids we love you! And Willy my brother in law...until we meet again...

  2. Alister Scheidler

    Love you Willy! You legacy is strong with everyone you met. Bless the Smith family! ❤

  3. Jim and Debra Musgrave

    What a very cool Grandpa! I wish I would have met him! Now I know why your Mom is so cool! Praying over you and your wonderful family! God’s Blessings! Jim

  4. Jeanelle Mandelkow

    Sorry for your loss!

  5. Tess Moreno

    So sorry to hear of Willard’s passing. I met Willard at Menomonie Chrysler he talked about his love for his wife and family. He loved talking about his Indian. He will be missed by many!

  6. Daniel & Lisa Larson

    So sorry Charlotte and the rest of the Smith family for the loss of Willard, he was a great friend. Spent lots of hours talking with him in the store here in Menomonie. Our lives are much richer for know Willard. He was a great man.

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