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Dr. Paul D. Smith

December 4, 1951 — February 6, 2024


Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. Paul Smith


Dr. Paul Douglas Smith of Hartland, WI passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 72 surrounded by loved ones on February 6th, 2024.


He was born in Hales Corners, WI on December 4th, 1951 to Arthur and Eleanore Smith. He is survived by his strongest supporter and mother of his children, Stephanie; his sister Elizabeth Weiser; his brothers Arthur (Cheryl), Richard (Joan), John (Colleen); his children Nicole Harry (Paul), Daniel (Johanna), Andrew, John, Samuel, Harry; his grand children Octavia, Claude, Didier, Quinn, Owen, Cameron, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his favorite redhead, Lucille.


He is a graduate of St. Mary’s- Hales Corners Grade School (1966), Marquette High School (1970), and obtained both his undergraduate (1975) and Doctor of Dental Surgery (1979) degrees from Marquette University.


He opened his first private practice in Milwaukee. He ended his career running 2 practices in Milwaukee and Hartland. He started an organization that was one of the first to connect dental patients of Wisconsin to Medicaid benefits. He practiced dentistry for over forty years. He ran his businesses with customer service at the forefront, always making clientele happiness a priority. He made a significant positive impact on many loyal patients, employees, and colleagues.


He was an avid water skier, golfer, and Sheepshead player. As the host with the most and the rock of all social gatherings, he shared these interests with his loved ones through organized poker tournaments and card nights, golf trips, and celebrations for all events big and small. Wherever he was, you could find people gathered. His work ethic was one to be reckoned with; he believed that if you wanted something done you had to take the first steps. Never too old to stop learning, he obtained his pilot’s license in his sixties. He will be remembered not only for ordering milk alongside most drink orders (alcoholic or not), but also for his undying love and dedication to his family and friends. He will be dearly missed, and always remembered.


Celebration of Paul's life will be held at a later.


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