About Colby Smith (1971-2005)

Colby SmithColby J. Smith was a 1989 graduate of Aquin Catholic High School and he valued the education he received while attending Aquin Catholic Schools. He believed Aquin successfully prepared him for college and adulthood. He also felt that the close-knit Aquin community gave more students the opportunity to be involved in sports, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities.

Colby was a civil engineer and licensed pilot who owned a Freeport-based engineering firm. He married Jennifer Weik in 1995 and they had three children, Colby, Sedona and Chloe.

Proud to be raising his family in Freeport, he was always active in the community, being a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Aquin school board and Saint Mary's Church.

Colby and Jennifer's children are proud Bulldogs and are the fourth generation of Smith students to attend Aquin Catholic Schools.



As part of its "30 Stories in 30 Days" series, the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network wrote an article about Colby, "Pain, Grieving and the Gift of Life."

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