Vernon Smith, age 83, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Estates of Delano in Delano, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment following at the Church of the Ascension Cemetery in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers, memorial are preferred.
Social distancing will be followed and masks will be required.
Online Guest Book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com
Vernon Dale Smith was born on January 14, 1937, in Bertha, Todd County, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Hilda (Waldahl) Smith. Vernon was baptized and later was confirmed in his faith. He received his education at a country school thru the 8th grade.
On Jun 23, 1962, Vernon was united in marriage to Irene Mary Landwehr at St. Fredericks Catholic Church in Verndale, Minnesota. Vernon and Irene made their home in central Minnesota and then moved in 1973 to Norwood Young America, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Dale and Anna Marie. Vernon and Irene shared over 36 years of marriage, until Irene passed away on September 26, 1998.
Vernon worked at Bongards Creameries in Bongards and then Laser Engineering in Chaska, Minnesota, in the production department until 1999 when he retired. He also was a farm hand. Vernon was a member of Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
Vernon enjoyed polka shows, polka music and attending Stiftungsfest. His daily passion was helping Dale on the farm. Vernon treasured the time spent with his family and friends.
Vernon passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Estates of Delano in Delano, Minnesota, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 16 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Vernon is survived by his:
Daughter, Anna Marie Schoeppner and her husband, John, of Eden Prairie, MN;
Daughter-In-Law, Lisa Smith of Hamburg, MN;
Grandchildren, Ryan Alling,
Brent Alling and his significant other, Amber,
4 Great Grandchildren;
Brothers, Wesley Smith and his wife, Muriel, of Alexandria, MN,
Arnold Smith and his wife, Ella, of St. Paul Park, MN,
Melvin Smith and his wife, Sharon, of Inver Grove Heights, MN;
Sister, Mary Ann Miller and her husband, Bill, of Cedar, MN;
Nephews, Nieces, Other relatives and many friends.
Vernon is preceded in death by his Parents, Charles and Hilda Smith; Wife, Irene Smith; Son, Dale Smith; Brother, Donald Smith and his wife, Helen.