Norman Smith of Eagle River died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King. He was 82.
Mr. Smith was born Aug. 5, 1931, in Hartford, Conn., the son of John Norman and Dorothy Smith.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War following his graduation from Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.He married Sandra Havens July 25, 1964, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Smith continued his education at the Colorado School of Mines, and actively worked in the mining industry for a number of years.
He culminated his education at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) in 1976 with a doctorate in mining engineering.
He was awarded a full professorship and taught several years before retiring in 1994.
Mr. Smith’s accomplishments include numerous professional publications and an appointment to the board of directors of Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Co.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Matthew (Mitra) of San Antonio, Texas, and Marcus (Jennifer) of Kirkwood, Miss.; two sisters, Joan (Nils) Nelson of Asheville, N.C., and Margie (David) Ferguson of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned Monday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Eagle River.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or Prince of Peace church.
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