James Smetana obituary and dead, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire

🌹 In Loving Memory of James Smetana: A Life Celebrated, A Legacy Remembered 🌹

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a beloved soul, James “Jim” Smetana, who peacefully left us on July 22, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. A pillar of strength and a beacon of love, Jim’s memory will forever echo in the hearts of those who knew and cherished him.

🌟 A Life Well-Lived:
Jim, 75, was a resident of Chippewa Falls, where he carved a life rich in love, laughter, and meaningful connections. His journey touched the lives of many, leaving an indelible impact on the tapestry of those who were fortunate to call him family and friend.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cherished Family Ties:
He is survived by his devoted wife, Ellen Smetana, a steadfast partner who shared in the joys and challenges of life. Jim’s love extended to his children, Tammy (Jim Zempel) Smetana, Don (Marsha) Smetana, and Bonnie (Randy) Hill. In the tapestry of family, Jim’s presence was woven alongside his brothers, Bob (Lois) Smetana and Joe (Vicky) Smetana. The legacy continues through his cherished grandchildren, Ashley Larkowski, Brian Larkowski, Joshua Coyle, Derek Smetana, Dylon Smetana, Coral Hill, and the joyous laughter of three great-grandchildren.

👼 Resting in Peace:
Jim reunites in eternal peace with his parents, Albert and Elsie Smetana, and his sister, Mary Jane Marquardt. As we bid farewell to a remarkable soul, we find solace in the belief that his spirit lives on in the memories and the love he shared.

🌈 A Tapestry of Memories:
Jim’s life was a canvas painted with moments of joy, resilience, and unwavering love. Whether it was the warmth of his smile, the wisdom in his advice, or the laughter shared during family gatherings, each memory is a thread that weaves the fabric of his enduring legacy.

🌻 In Gratitude and Remembrance:
As we navigate the path of grief, let us celebrate the life of James Smetana. His legacy lives on in the hearts of those who were touched by his kindness, generosity, and the profound love he shared.

🙏 Final Farewell:
The family extends an invitation to join in a final farewell, where we will honor and remember Jim. Details of the memorial service will be shared with family and friends.

🕊️ May Jim’s soul find eternal peace, and may the memories shared bring comfort to those who mourn his loss. Rest in peace, dear Jim. You will be dearly missed, fondly remembered, and forever in our hearts. 🕊️

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