Henry W. Smith, age 96, of Maple Lake died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Centennial Villa in Annandale.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Silver Creek Community Church near Maple Lake with Pastor Zach Pryor officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Creek. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale and one hour prior to the service, Saturday, at the church. A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are preferred to Talking Bibles International.
Henry William Smith was born April 27, 1923 in Maple Lake to John and Jennie (Mol) Smith. He grew up in Corinna Township and went to country school in Corinna Township and high school in Annandale. On October 19, 1945, he was united in marriage to Hester Kuiper in Silver Creek. In addition to farming, Henry worked alongside Hester as custodians at Silver Creek Community Church. They were members of Silver Creek Community Church where Henry served as an Elder and a Deacon. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, fixing equipment and tinkering. Henry's life revolved around his love for farming and his faith in his Lord.
He is survived by his children, Herbert (Joyce) Smith of Maple Lake, Albert (Beth) Smith of Brooklyn Park, LaVonne (Willis) VanDorp of Buffalo, Janice (Bruce) Petz of Eden Prairie, Deborah (Gary) Halbert of Georgetown, TX, Barbara (Don) Carter of Shawnee, OK and Lawrence (Jodi) Smith of Maple Lake; 17 grandchildren, Angela (John) Schloo, Sarah Smith (Eugene Goldmund), Molly (Don) Johnson, Mark Smith, Jennie (Chris) Herbst, Katie Smith, Elisa Ann, Jessica (Matthew) O'Connell, Andrew (Sarah) Petz, Hans (Rachel) Halbert, Nicole (Jeremy) Pater, Joni (Bob) Kedrowski, Alyson Heath, Craig Heath, Matthew (Tawnya) Smith, Ben Smith and Jackie (Patrick) Neumann; 28 great grandchildren; and sister, Ann Kooiman of Richmond, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jennie Smith; step-mother, Winnie Smith; wife, Hester Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Arlene Smith; and brother-in-law, Neil Kooiman.
Henry's grandchildren will serve as casket bearers and honorary casket bearers. Angela Schloo will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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