Smith, Christopher T. MD
Began his journey to our Lord, Friday, August 12, 2022. Age 53. Beloved husband of Heidi (nee Wandschneider) Smith. Dear father of Hannah and Samuel. Beloved son of the late Joan “Joanie” and Lyle Smith. Loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends and colleagues. He was an extended son of his Aunt Pat (Patricia Shea).
Chris completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University and then completed his MD degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his Residency in Memphis from 1994-1998 and a Fellowship in St. Louis in 1999. As a child Chris lost his left pinky finger in a traumatic accident which furthered Chris’ interest in the medical field. He was a very successful and respected surgeon and recognizied in Milwaukee Magazine multiple years as one of “Milwaukee’s Top Doctors”.
Chris married Heidi Wandschneider on October 14, 2000 and started his career in Maine as a surgeon. Heidi and Chris came back to Wisconsin in 2002 (home for both of them). Chris was a devoted husband and proud father, always putting his family first.
Chris was also an avid “gadget guy” always acquiring the latest technology and media. He looked forward to Summerfest every year and loved taking in the Old Rock Bands that would be show cased during the week. He also loved taking weekend rides on his Harley to enjoy the Wisconsin landscape and country roads. His life long frustration was mastering golf, culminated by his visit to see the Masters in 2019 as a “patron”. Growing up as an only child Chris spent many summers with his cousins – Shea’s, Dreaving’s, and Lindaas’s, either as a house guest or an extended sibling on a long camping vacation with the Shea’s.
Visitation will be held at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin, on Friday, August 26th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM with Mass to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated for the childrens’ future education.
“Chris may be gone, but will never be forgotten!”