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Kurt N. Smolek

September 7, 1973 — May 24, 2024


Kurt N. Smolek, age 50 of Westfield, formerly of Indiana, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Friday, May 24 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.  He was born on September 7, 1973 in Denver, Colorado to Theodore and Phyllis (Ewing) Smolek.

Kurt was a 1992 graduate from West Central High School in Francesville, IN and a 1995 graduate of Purdue University.  He continued his education at MATC and UW.  Kurt married the love of his life, Katie on September 14, 2002.  He was a proud father to their three children and an even prouder papa to his grandson, Jack.  Kurt lived in northwest Indiana until 2008 and in 2009 the family moved to Westfield, WI.  He was an inventor, author and business owner.  Kurt loved fishing and couldn’t wait for the yearly family fishing vacation.   He also loved football, sports cards and just being by the water somewhere.  Kurt enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone, especially in the shop he and Katie created two years ago, Sasquatch’s Variety Shop in Princeton, WI.

Kurt is survived by his wife, Katie; three children, Trevor (Emily) Hammond, Hannah and Bret Smolek; grandson, Jack Hammond; parents, Arden and Phyllis Bathke; many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his dad, Theodore Smolek; grandparents and his sister, Lisa Bathke.

A celebration of Kurt’s life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home in Westfield.  

A celebration of Kurt’s life will also be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the family.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, June 2, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service

519 S Charles St, Westfield, WI 53964

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