Rev. Ronald H. Smith O.F.M., Cap.
October 3, 1937 - October 14, 2020
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Fr. Ronald H. Smith, O.F.M., Capuchin, friar and priest, died on October 14, 2020, at the age of 83, after suffering from cancer for several years. Ron was born in Freedom, WI, the son of Elmer and Dorothy (Van Hoof) Smith on October 3, 1937. He professed vows to the Capuchin Franciscans-Province of St. Joseph…

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Barbara Schleck and Gary Ropski left a message on October 25, 2020:
Barbara's late mother Helen Schleck was Father Ron's godmother. Over the years they exchanged many letters, always remembering each other in prayer, through good times and bad. Our love, prayers and condolences to all our Smith cousins, his siblings and their families, and to all who were touched by his goodness and mourn his loss. Barbara Schleck and Gary Ropski.
Connie Rickert Del Ponte left a message on October 22, 2020:
Thinking of the my Huss and Smith relatives especially Fr Ron's siblings, nieces and nephews. Fr Ron was my mother's, Bea Brittnacher Rickert, first cousin. I was fortunate to meet Fr Ron many years ago when he came for lunch at his Aunt Stella's, my grandmother, who I was visiting. I appreciated viewing the funeral. With love, Connie Del Ponte, San Ramon, CA
Mark F. Scheuerell left a message on October 21, 2020:
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Mark Kohn left a message on October 20, 2020:
Fr Ron was my dorm hall supervisor and confessor while I was a student at SLS in 1967-1970...He was a decent sort who was always willing to listen to my ramblings and he had a wicked sense of humor. I liked him and am sorry to hear of his passing
Linda McNamara left a message on October 20, 2020:
Ron will be remembered and missed by so many people whose lives were enriched by his presence.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jennifer Archibald left a message on October 20, 2020:
So much love for Great-uncle Fr. Ron and so many memories. You will be greatly missed, but we trust you are healed and rejoicing in eternity. Pray for us. We will pray for you. Love, Jenny
Dave and Sherry Winkel left a message on October 19, 2020:
Fr. Ron was such a blessing to us the years he was with us at St. Ann parish. He was the most humble, caring priest we've known. Even though he was soft spoken, his homilies were powerful indeed. We enjoyed our visits these last years and we will miss him dearly. And now, he no longer has to suffer. May he rest in peace, in God's glory. So blessed to have Fr. Ron in our lives:) Dave and Sherry Winkel
Mary Lu Donnelly left a message on October 19, 2020:
Fr. Ron took a very real interest in our family members and sent many prayers to heaven for all of us. EJ and I send our love and condolences to our Smith cousins and their loved ones.
Father Albert Sandor, OFM>CAPUCHIN left a message on October 19, 2020:
MY PRAYERS AND MASS WILL BE FOR FATHER RON AND AND FAMILY. FATHER RON WAS MY SUPERIOR AND A GREAT LEADER FOR US CAPUCHINS. HOLR MAN LIKE OUR BLESSED FATHER SOLANUS. MAY GOD EMRACE RON AND GIVE HIM REST AND FULL HEALING IN THE ARMS OF OUR BELOVED LORD. REST IN PEACE AND PLEASE REMEMBER US ESPECIALLY FATHER ALBERT. GOD BLESS AND WE WILL MEET SOON. FATHER ALBERT OFM. CAP.
Gary Huss left a message on October 19, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to the brothers and sisters of our beloved cousin, Father Ron Smith. He was such an inspiration and help to our Huss (cousins) family over the years. We are especially grateful for the spiritual guidance Father Ron provided for our oldest daughter, Angela, as she endured Stage 4 breast cancer over the last years of her tragically short life. And now, after his own long battle with cancer, may he rest in peace in Heaven. God Bless his Soul.
Rosemary Rickard left a message on October 19, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of my cousin Ron. May you be comforted by the gentle kindness of one another as you heal your grief together. Let the power of God's light surround you, comfort you, and bring you peace and love. God speed, cousin Ron. May you rest in peace.
Rosemary Rickard left a message on October 19, 2020:
My deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of my cousin Ron. May you be comforted by the gentle kindness of one another as you heal your grief together. Let the power of God's light surround you, comfort you, and bring you peace and love. God speed, cousin Ron. May you rest in peace.
Karen A Mahoney left a message on October 19, 2020:
God bless you, faithful servant of God. Thank you for all you did for Erin and our family. You were such a wonderful priest and member of the SLS family.
Sandy Wedel left a message on October 19, 2020:
The biological family and the Capuchin family of Fr. Ron Smith have my most sincere sympathy in your loss. My brother, Fr. Tom Schmied, was a fellow Capuchin of Fr. Ron. Fr. Ron was very helpful to my brother in the last weeks of his life. He was also warm, caring and supportive when my younger brother, my nephew and I were at St. Fidelis Friary in 2018 with Fr. Tom in his final hours. May God, in His love and mercy, richly reward Fr. Ron for his life of love and ministry as a priest of God.
Kay Diederich left a message on October 17, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Father Ron. He was such an inspiration to so many. I appreciate all he did for the Huss family over the years. May he rest in peace now. Kay & Raymond Diederich
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