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Eugene Donald Smola, Jr.

July 25, 1956 June 1, 2018
Eugene Donald Smola, Jr.
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Obituary for Eugene Donald Smola, Jr.

Eugene Donald Smola, Jr., age 61, of Wonder Lake, passed away on June 1, 2018 at his home. He was born July 25, 1956 to Eugene D. and Victoria (Pedretti) Sr. in Chicago.

By trade, Eugene was a skilled carpet installer. In addition to swimming, he enjoyed drawing in his free time, as he was quite the talented artist. Eugene will be remembered as a man who always had a smile on his face. He possessed a great sense of humor and a big heart.

He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Metreger; his grandchildren, Kayla, Briana, and Mathew; three brothers, Dino Smola, Dan (Martha) Smola, and Joe (Pam) Smola; and a sister, Vicki (Ken) Wood.

In addition to his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his brother, Steve.

A Celebration of Life in honor of Eugene will be held at a family member’s home. Please contact the family for more details.

Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home. For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Eugene’s family.


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