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Heather Smith, 33

Heather Marie Smith, age 33, of New Richmond, collapsed and died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, Aug. 10.

She was born the daughter of Donald and Carolyn (Sheire) Hecker on Sept. 20, 1979, in Boscobel, Wis. Heather was a certified amateur emergency ham radio operator. She was a member of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and an active member of the Lions Club (Leo's Club). On Sept. 29, 2012, she married Kyle Brandon Smith in New Richmond.

Heather enjoyed cooking, singing, and their cats.

She is survived by her husband, Kyle; parents, Donald and Carolyn Hecker; sisters, Debra (Ed) Robertson, Machelle (Joe) Dremsa; parents-in-law, David and Karen Smith; brother-in-law, Jaime Smith; sister-in-law, Kaylani Smith; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, many other friends and relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at First Baptist Church in New Richmond. Visitation will also be Thursday from 12-2 p.m. before the service at the church. Private interment will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.