Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, June 28, 2007

T.Q. Smith

July 13, 1951- June 24, 2007

T. Q. Smith, 55, Nemaha, died Sunday, June 24, after a courageous battle against cancer.

Funeral Services for Mr. Smith were held on Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Tuesday, June 26, at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where there was. parish vigil service followed by a Legion of Mary rosary. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website:

Thomas "T.Q." Smith was born July 13, 1951 in Storm Lake, the son of Mike and Mary (Tryon) Smith. T.Q. was baptized as an infant in the Catholic faith at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake and later confirmed his faith as a youth in the same church. He was educated in the Storm Lake Community School, graduating from Storm Lake High School with the Class of 1969.

T.Q. loved nature and being in the rural outdoors. He spent many years partnering with his father as an auctioneer. He often donated his auctioneer services to various benefits throughout the area. T.Q. enjoyed spending time in his garden. He was a modern-day cowboy who was most comfortable when he sat tall in the saddle on one of his beloved Arabian horses. He also loved dogs and had many throughout his life, but he was especially fond of his German Shepherds, Aaram, Ace and Sasha. T.Q. was an outgoing and quick-witted man who drew many friends during his life. There was always laughter and a story to tell when T.Q. was present. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vicki Page, Nemaha; his step-children: Courtney and her husband Davin Engelson, Chicago, Ill., and Tyler Page, Iowa City; his mother, Mary Smith, Storm Lake; his brothers: Timothy and Janet Smith, Storm Lake; Ted and Julie Smith, Storm Lake; David and Jane Smith, Hagerstown, Md.; Tony and Jane Smith, Nemaha; and Dan Smith, Tabor, S.D.; his sister, Penny and Charlie Neswick, Sioux City; extended family and a host of friends.

T.Q. was preceded in death by his father, Mike Smith; and his sister, Becky.