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Clarence Ellington Smith

May 19, 1943 April 14, 2019
Clarence Ellington Smith
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Obituary for Clarence Ellington Smith

Clarence E. Smith, 75, of Fort Worth, TX, passed away Sunday, April 14. 2019, at the Fort Worth Transitional care center in Texas.

Clarence was born May 19, 1943, to Clarence Odell and Bulah May (Davidson) Smith in Rome, Georgia; but grew up and graduated from De Paul University in Chicago, IL. Clarence met his best friend, Connie Kolbo, in Chicago. Constance said, “he was the most unique person I had ever met.”They were married May 1, 1971, at Lakeview Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL. Together they became wonderful partners who shared a love of traveling together.

Over the course of his life, he was interested in history and antiques. He collected rocks, model trains, and antique camera equipment, to name a few.

He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Connie (Kolbo) Smith of Fort Worth, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Garland (Gloria) Kolbo of Cashton, WI, and Leslie (Sue) Kolbo of Holmen, WI; along with many nieces, nephews, and a countless number of friends.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services will be held at the Portland Lutheran Church, rural Cashton, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 1:00 pm. Burial in the church cemetery will follow. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

Memorials may be made in Clarence’s name to either the Shriners or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

20

Apr

11:00 AM 4/20/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4/20/2019 1:00:00 PM
Portland Lutheran Church

7526 WI 33
Cashton, WI 54619

* Burial will follow in the church cemetery (Funeral Services will be held at a later date)

Portland Lutheran Church
7526 WI 33 Cashton 54619 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Apr

1:00 PM 4/20/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 4/20/2019 1:30:00 PM
Portland Lutheran Church

7526 WI 33
Cashton, WI 54619

Portland Lutheran Church
7526 WI 33 Cashton 54619 WI
United States
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