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Adam A. Smith

December 20, 1993 December 28, 2021
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Obituary for Adam A. Smith

***PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION FOR THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE FRIDAY, JANUARY 7th***

Adam A. Smith, 28, of Merrill, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, after a battle with a rare bone cancer, Osteosarcoma.

Adam was born December 20, 1993, in Wausau, son of Wally and Judy (Lohfink) Smith. He attended Northcentral Technical College, UW-Marathon, and UW-Stevens Point and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education. He began his career as a Special Education teacher at Merrill High School in 2018. Adam loved his job and the students. He taught them to be kind and selfless. Adam impacted many lives in the most positive way, whether it was teaching, coaching, or being a friend.

Adam loved basketball. He held several basketball coaching positions at Merrill High School. He was the assistant coach of the boys basketball team under Head Coach Soderberg and served as the interim Head Coach after Coach Soderberg’s departure. Adam then was the assistant coach of the girls basketball team and served one year as the Head Coach until his health failed.

Adam was also a coach for Special Olympics and was a Special Olympics booster club member. Adam was also a member of the Eagle’s Club. Adam enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his parents, Wally and Judy Smith of Merrill; his siblings, Emily Smith of Merrill and Alex Smith of Appleton; his paternal grandmother, Gladys Smith of Shalimar, Florida; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. Adam was preceded in death by his sister, Kelsey Smith; his paternal grandfather, William Smith; and his maternal grandparents, Donald and Helen Lohfink.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Merrill High School Auditorium - 1201 N. Sales St., Merrill. Deacon Jim Arndt will preside. Burial will take place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 6th at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, and again after 10:00 A.M Friday, January 7th at the Merrill High School Auditorium. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adam’s name to Merrill Special Olympics.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

6

Jan

4:00 PM 1/6/2022 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/6/2022 7:00:00 PM
Taylor-Stine Funeral Home

903 E. Third St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Taylor-Stine Funeral Home
903 E. Third St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Visitation

Friday

7

Jan

10:00 AM 1/7/2022 10:00:00 AM
Merrill High School - Auditorium

1201 N. Sales St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Merrill High School - Auditorium
1201 N. Sales St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States

Service

Friday

7

Jan

11:00 AM 1/7/2022 11:00:00 AM
Merrill High School - Auditorium

1201 N. Sales St.
Merrill, WI 54452

Merrill High School - Auditorium
1201 N. Sales St. Merrill 54452 WI
United States
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