The Chancellor’s Office has received word that Richard W. Smith, age 64 of Whitewater, died on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. Smith came to UW-Whitewater in 1978 and retired as a lead custodian in May of 2009.
Visitation will be Friday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson. The service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 404 Roosevelt Street in Fort Atkinson, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, with visitation from 10 a.m. to the time of service. The Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Crown of Life Christian Academy, Lakeside Lutheran High School, Bethany Lutheran Church or your favorite charity.
The campus flag will be lowered to half-staff on Friday, March 15, in his honor.