Brian John Smith slipped into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 4 th , 2023, at his
home in Thompson Valley, rural Arcadia.
He was born on April 15, 1967, to Claraton and Janet (Matchey) Smith at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arcadia.
Brian attended Arcadia Catholic School and graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1985.
He then took a short course at Western Technical College in La Crosse. Brian worked at A-G Cooperative
and then for Reglin and Hesch driving truck and for Hesch Excavating operating heavy equipment. In his
spare time, Brian enjoyed playing golf, gardening, canning, and as a member of Deer Camp, enjoyed
processing and smoking meats of which was a fun project for all the Deer Camp guys. He also enjoyed
raising laying hens in his little red hen house.
Brian is survived by his mother: Janet; sister: Barbara (Jim) Garofalo and their sons Anthony and Joe of
Arcadia; brothers: William of Arcadia and Ben of Wauwatosa; nieces: Ashley (Jake) Lund and their son
Miles, and Allison (Wallace) Linsmeyer and their sons: Reece and Wren Ro; and many relatives,
coworkers and friends. He was preceded in death by his father: C.J. Smith; brother: Bob; sister-in-law:
Kristen Smith; and grandparents.
Friends and relatives are invited to a celebration of Brian’s life at the Arcadia Country Club beginning at
10 a.m. on November 17, 2023. A public prayer service with Father Brandon Guenther officiating will
begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the American Diabetes Research
Foundation in Brian’s name.
To express condolences to his family online, please visit

I’m Home
Please don’t worry about me
For I am in the God’s care
And when the time is right
I will meet you there
Enoy the life you have
Cherish every single day
Just Wanted you to know
That I got here OK
~ RIP Brian ~

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