Allen D. Smith, age 73, passed away peacefully at ThedaCare Medical Center surrounded by loved ones on May 8th, 2019.

Allen was born 04/30/1946 in Fargo, ND, the son of Calvin and Esther (Barnes) Smith. Al was a United States Navy Veteran and served on the USS Robert L. Wilson Destroyer ship during the 1962 Cuban blockade. Al retired from Alliance Laundry in Ripon in 2012.

Al married Sally Heiser on September 12th, 1984 at the Assembly of God Church in Ripon. Together, they raised 5 children.

Survivors include Sally Heiser of Ripon, sons, Jeffrey (Sandy) Wehle, Eldorado, Robert (Peggy) Wehle, Ripon, daughter, Sara Lee, Ripon.

Al is also survived by grandchildren, Nick (Megan) Wehle, Brandon, Cain (Jesse) Newby, Fond du Lac, Brianna Verdine, Willimantic, CT, Read Smith, Fond du Lac, Keeley Newby, Ogdensburg, Jacob Lee, Omro, Austin Tritt, Waupun, Nick Tritt, Eldorado, Gage Wehle, Eldorado, Brayden Wehle, Eldorado. 3 Great-grandchildren Raelyn and Quinn Wehle, Brandon and Cash Newby, Fond du Lac. Also surviving is sister, Patricia Smith, Ripon and her children Christine Mooney and Tracy Birch, Ripon.

Al was preceded in death by his parents, son, David Smith, Ripon, daughter, Renee Newby, Oshkosh, niece, Rebekah Schelter, Oshkosh and other relatives and friends.

Per Al’s request, there will be no service and a memorial gathering will take place at a later date.