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Donald H. Smith

Donald H. Smith

Feb. 17, 1923 - Aug. 10, 2008

MORRIS -- Donald Herbert Smith, 85, of Morris, died Sunday at the Barrett Care Center in Barrett.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Rendsville Township, Stevens County, to Henry and Emily (Peterson) Smith. He graduated from Morris High School in 1941 and worked on the family farm.

He married Pauline Wade on Jan. 17, 1947, in Morris. They moved to their own farm near Morris. He retired from farming in 2003. He moved to a nursing home in November 2006 following a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and lived there until his death.

He was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Morris.

He is survived by his wife; children: Nancy (and Gene) Recibe of St. Paul, Dick (and Suzanne) Smith of Morris, Carol (and Dan) Roehl of Fergus Falls and Joan Smith of Morris; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother: Grant (and Helen) Smith of Donnelly; and sister: Lois Schueller of Morris.

He was preceded in death by an infant son: Robert Paul Smith; four brothers; and two sisters.