James F. Smith

James Farrell Smith, 69, of Keshena, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. James was born in Keshena on April 29, 1949, son of the late Joseph Sr. and Stella (Caldwell) Smith. James was united in marriage to Roberta Peters. He worked at the Menominee Tribal Enterprises as a logger and at the Menominee Casino, where he worked for many years until he retired. He loved and was very passionate about hunting, fishing and shanging. He was very proud to be a great-grandfather.

Jim is survived by his wife, Roberta; children, Jamie, Laurie, Dean, Greg, Lea, Robin, Courtney and Kristen; grandchildren, Louis, Richard, Justin, Ashley, Brayden, Lori, Diandra, Dean, Malinda, Sage, Ashauntee, Allen, Ayanna, Caleb, Naraeha, Junior, Temaeha, Drelynn, Alek and Larissa; five great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Joseph Jr. “Puffer,” Stephen, Gerald T, Mary “Tweet” and Mary “Grub”; special nephews, Pete Smith and John Dess; special lifelong friends, Les Thorsen and Dusty Miller; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Warren, Bernard, Gregory and John.

Funeral services for Jim will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. Nonito Jesus Barra officiating. Visitation started at the Father David Barrett Hall in Keshena on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. and will continue until 10 a.m. Wednesday when the procession leave for the church. A wake service was held Tuesday evening.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.