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“So sad Jenny for your loss!! I was unable to make the funeral on Monday. such a tragic loss! ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jayne Lotzer - Neenah, WI

“Jenny, so sorry. Jerry and I are both working on Monday and will not be able to attend the service and memorial. We send our thoughts, prayers and...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Sherry and Jerry Clarke

“Jenny, we are so very sorry. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Safe travels to Matt and strength and peace to you.Love,Ed and Tammie ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Tammie & Ed Domek - Appleton, WI

“Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear of Matts passing. I would like to send my love to you and the families. I am here for you Jenny and my heart goes out to...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Sandra Wunderlich

“So very sorry for your loss. I was one of the originals of the Wausau location and loved working with Matt. He was that gruff guy on the outside...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Connie Ison - Wausau, WI

“Jen - We are here for you anytime you need a shoulder, a laugh *** whatever you need - ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Vandeyacht

“Sending hugs and condolences and my shoulder to lean on and an ear to just listen. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Nett-Heus

“Jen, So sorry. Know our hearts ache for you, A big loving hug to you. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Judy and John

“Jenny- Thinking of you wholeheartedly in this time. So very sorry. Hugs. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer Schuerer

“Butch. Sonny, & Jenny.....my heartfelt condolences...my prayers and thoughts are with you all. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Switch - Menasha, WI

“Matt - you were always full of knowledge, friendly and warm, and a true professional. Roadhouse was better for having you and all of the Roadies...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Kirsten Smith - Bow, NH

“Jenny, mu heart goes out to you and to Helen and Sonny. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Remmel

“Jen, your sweet man is all around you! I know, it's not the same! When you heal, he promises it will be greater! In love, Paris ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Paris Drake

“Jenny I am heartbroken for you and the loss of your Matt. So sorry. My condolences to you and your family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Rose Duncan

“Oh Jenny, I am so very, very sorry. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Carrie DeBruin

“We are so sorry for your unexpected loss, Jenny. May the love of your family and friends and your memories comfort you in the days ahead. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Carla and Bill

“My deepest sympathy to Jen, Whitney and all of Matt 's friends and family. I have so many fond memories of Peter, Cookie and now Matt, gone too...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Elaine Getzlaff - Shorewood, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss, Jenny. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know Matt's light will always shine within you. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Dammerich - Appleton, WI

“So very sorry for your loss Jenny. So unbelievable. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Patti

“May God be your strength in this time of sorrow Matthew 5:4 "Happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted." ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Words of Comfort


Matthew "Matt" J. Smith, 46 of Appleton passed away unexpectedly on Thursday June 15 in his home. He was born on December 7, 1970 in Bangor, Maine, son of the late Peter G. and "Cookie" Smith. Matt was an avid cook like his father and enjoyed sharing the benefit of his talents with his family and friends. No family event was the same if he wasn't in the kitchen or standing at a grill. He loved his annual trips to Hawaii where he also could exercise his love of photography. Matt was a proud graduate of the 1989 class of Neenah High School. He was a huge Packers fan and when he got the chance he always enjoyed snowboarding, and was a huge video gamer. Matt leaves behind his loving wife, friend and partner: Jennifer (Lotzer) Smith and their beloved kitty, King George II who they lovingly referred to as KG2. Matt is also survived by his sister: Whitney (Chun) Lee and their sons Paxton, Noah and Owen; Jennifer's parents: Helen and Clarence Lotzer; an aunt: Susan (Spencer) Dalby and their children Spen (Beth) Dalby and Neysa (Jeremy) Torrisi and all their children; his uncle: Spencer (Dorothy) Smith and their children: Julie Smith, Debbie Smith, Jimmy Smith, and Steve (Jolie) Smith. His closest family friends include Lynne Gemme, Brian (Melissa) Gemme, Brad (Shelby) Gemme, as well as numerous Lotzer, Verbrick and Jahnke family members. Matt will also be missed by many friends, including all his "Roadies" at Texas Roadhouse, where Matt was a Product Coach. He had special friends at work, including Wes, Chris, Dave, JZ, Bart, and Marshall, and leaves behind his great friends Scott Otto and Lester Zehner. He was preceded in death by his parents Peter Grant Smith and Constance "Cookie" Smith; his maternal grandparents Victor and Cecile Meteyer; his paternal grandparents Spencer Grant Smith and Margaret Smith; and dear family friend Frank Gemme. On Monday, June 26, 2017, Jen and the family invite you to attend a luau celebrating Matt's life and love. The luau will begin with sharing of memories at 11:00 AM sharp at THE CREEKS AT IVY ACRES GOLF COURSE, located at N3594 Market Road, near Hortonville. While greatly appreciated, the family kindly requests that no flowers be sent; rather send cards and kind remembrances directly to the family. Matt was taken from us way too soon. He will be missed but always is with us in Spirit, remembered and loved dearly.