Arabel Smith Obituary

Arabel M. Smith
Arabel M. Smith

July 31, 1914 - January 31, 2005
Resided in Harlingen, TX
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Arabel M. Smith
(Mrs. Wm. Smith )

Age 90 passed away on January 31, 2005 in Harlingen, Texas. Arabel was born on July 31, 1914 to Francis Mose and Louise (Aerts) Goffard on the Goffard Homestead in East DePere. She graduated from East DePere High School and on Memorial Day, May 30, 1933 she married William J. “Bill” Smith. Arabel worked for years at The Spot Supper Club and when she was 45 years old and her daughters were raised, she went back to school and got her LPN degree. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital for years and then did private duty nursing.

Arabel is survived by her two daughters: Carol (Elmer “Boots”) Bongean of Kaukauna: Judee (Ron) Vanden Busch of McQueeney, Texas; eight grandchildren: Julee (Klair) Kress of Sherwood; Teressa (Randy) Krueger of Sherwood; Cindee (Gregg) Bronstadt of Lake Mills; Bill (Julie) Bongean of Shell Knob, Missouri and Vickee (Bill) King of Kaukauna; Steve (Sadie) Vanden Busch of Alcalde, New Mexico; Sue O(TM)Brien of Arden, North Carolina and Sharon (Richard) Vidaurri of La Vernia, Texas. Arabel was the proud great grandmother of 17 great grandchildren and even happier with her 9 great great grandchildren. She is further survived by two brothers-in-law: Lloyd Pratsch of Green Bay and Joe Winius of Little Chute; 4 sisters-in-law: Lillian Mullen and Louise Smith of Kaukauna; Alice Jansen and Virginia (Bob) Gildernick of DePere, many nieces and nephews and her life-long friend, Isabel Schumacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1987, her parents, a sister: Blanche Pratsch, a brother: Marvin “Bud” Goffard and by Bill(TM)s parents: Arnold and Anna Smith, Bill(TM)s brothers: Mike, Joe, Clarence, Harvey and Buddy and his sisters: Viola and Anna Mae.

The funeral mass will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna with Fr. Jack Mullarkey officiating. Friends may call at the church from 12:00 noon until the time of the mass. Burial will be in Fort Howard Cemetery.

“Tootie didn(TM)t leave behind a cup that was half full or even half-empty.
The cup was drained dry because she lived every minute of her life.”
Fargo Funeral Home
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Kaukauna 920-766-6200




Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI US 54130
Thursday, February 10, 2005
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holy Cross Catholic Church
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI US 54130
Thursday, February 10, 2005
3:00 PM
Fort Howard Cemetery
Green Bay, WI US
Friday, February 11, 2005
10:00 AM