Samuel L. Smith, age 85, of Kimball, Minnesota, formerly of Argyle, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Public visitation will be held from 4:00-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball. A private memorial service will follow at 7:00 p.m. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website. Masks are required per Minnesota Executive Order and physical distancing is to be maintained while in attendance. A visitation will also be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle, WI with Military Honors at 4:00 p.m.
Samuel Leon Smith was born March 26, 1935 in Kennard, Indiana to Harvey and Mary (Dalton) Smith. He grew up in Kennard, Indiana. His parents died when he was 17, and he enlisted in the United States Army shortly after. He was married to Linda Anschutz in 1957, she preceded him in death in 2005. On September 23, 2006, he was united in marriage to Anna (Eichinger) Mathies in Luxemburg. Sam worked as an over the road truck driver. He enjoyed fishing and taking trips to the casino.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Smith; children, Jeff (Jo) Smith, Dan Smith, Sandra (Dave) Wallgren, Rick Smith and Gary Smith; step-children, Matthew (Peggy) Mathies, Cindy (Ron) Krueger and Margaret (Tom) Kotula; special grandchild, Liana Smith; and numerous other grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, step great grandchildren, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda; son, Harvey; and daughter, Kim.
Nathaniel Uphus will officiate at the service. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.
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