Obituary: Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith won his battle with Muscular Dystrophy Saturday. He was 13 years old.

Dylan Smith

April 24, 1999 - October 20, 2012

Dylan Steven Smith won his battle with Muscular Dystrophy on Oct. 20, 2012 at the age of 13 years. Loving son of Kurt and Jennifer (nee Wobig). Beloved brother of Emily and McKenna. Loving grandson of Edward and Shirley Smith and James and Linda Wobig. Dear nephew of Jeff, Tracy, Jamie (Matt), Greg (Becki) and Lisa (Bob). Dear cousin of Nicholas, Kelsey, Delaney, Logan, Maya and Mason. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Heather October 23, 2012 at 01:32 AM
I didn't know Dylan Smith, but I recognize him now from coverage of his benefit earlier this year. While walking with a friend, I believe often saw Dylan and another little boy playing together. Dylan was in his motorized wheelchair and the little boy was riding on the back-- you could tell they were laughing and having a good time. Most of all, you could tell they trusted each other. My first thought and vocalization was-- "I hope those boys never change". I hope the one in the wheelchair never lets that hold him back from anything, and I hope his friend continues to see people as people regardless of wheelchairs or any other crutch. Thanks Dylan & thanks to the other little boy who is no doubt missing his friend right now. Dylan has won his battle & you've more years to continue to be an example to all of us. Continue to be the boy (and someday the man) who sees people for the person they are and not the handicap they have. Thanks for setting an example for all of us.
Paula Spehert October 23, 2012 at 01:44 AM
So sorry about Dylan. He was a sweet boy who loved and was loved by his family and friends. He made an important impact in so many lives. My prayers and sympathy to the Smith Family.
jerry mislang October 23, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Courageous young man who fought a brave battle for many many years. His pain and suffering is finally over, but his inspiration and example of how to handle adversity for someone so young will live forever in the hearts and minds of family, friends, classmates and anyone who ever met him. My families thoughts and prayers are for the Smith Family.


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