Larry Smith

Larry D. Smith, 68, of Dorchester died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 14 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Larry David Smith was born August 28, 1946 in Waukon, the son of Milburn and Vivian (Reinhardt) Smith. He attended Forest Mills Country Schools in the rural Postville area and Postville High School. After high school he worked for some local farmers. Larry served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1966 before he was medically discharged.
October 1, 1966, he married Carol Marie Colsch at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester. Larry worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon and Spring Grove, MN, and he also worked at a sawmill in Waukon and Spring Grove, MN. Larry did some logging with his brother, Elmer, in Wyoming for a short time. After he retired, he farmed and raised a small herd of beef cows. When Larry was younger he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved going to auctions with Carol and spending time in the outdoors, especially taking walks in his woods.
Survivors include his children, Mary (Lynn) Thomas of Preston, MN, Melissa (Ryan La Rose) Driscoll of Houston, MN and Brian (Michelle) Connor of La Crosse, WI; nine grandchildren, Julia Smith, Jamie, Joshua, Jacob and Jaclyn Thomas, Clarissa Driscoll, Samantha Smith-Hatter, and Tyler and Arwen Johnson; three step-grandchildren, Ellen, Brad and Greg Johnson; a great-grandchild, Rebecca Witt; his mother, Vivian Wintrick of Rochester, MN; two sisters, Evelyn (Jerry) Posthumus of Rochester, MN and Marcia Pavek of Jacksonville, FL; and a brother, Donald (Cynthia) Wintrick of Tampa, FL.
He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Carol, who died in 2013; a son, Edward; and two brothers, Elmer Smith and James Wintrick.
Honorary casketbearers were Larry's grandchildren. Casketbearers were Milburn, Aaron, Eric and Emery Smith, Jamie Thomas and Josh Thomas. Online condolences may be left at