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Harold Smith

February 12, 1926 — October 22, 2017

Harold J. Smith, 91, of Moorhead, MN, died on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Eventide on
Eighth, Moorhead.

Harold Jerome Smith was born February 12, 1926, to Henry and Selma (Stundahl) Smith in Galesburg, ND. He was baptized at Elm River Lutheran Church in Galesburg and attended country school. Harold and his family also lived in Page, ND, and Chaffee, ND, before settling in Halstad, MN, where they purchased the grocery and locker plant. He then entered the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific from 1944 to 1946.

On June 22, 1949, Harold was united in marriage to Marcella Jane Gilbertson in Ada, MN. To this union they had four children. They established their home in Argyle, MN, in 1956, where they owned and operated Smith's Locker Plant. In 1965, they moved to Moorhead where Harold worked for Hornbacher's grocery store for more than 40 years, serving as meat manager for 20 years. In 2014, Harold and Marcella moved to River Pointe in Moorhead. Marcella passed away September 12, 2014. Harold continued to live at River Pointe until moving to Eventide on Eighth in April of 2017.

He was a member of The Lutheran Church of Christ The King, and the Halstad and Argyle American Legion. Harold enjoyed spending time working in his yard and time at the lake with family.

He is survived by his children, Kristi (Kevin) Vette, Rochester, MN, Kevin (Missy Nord) Smith, Rothsay, MN, and Scott Smith, Burnsville, MN; grandchildren, BJ (Stefanie) Vette, Brian Vette, Allison (Ben) Svobodny, Angela Baldwin, Andrew (Claire) Smith, Kellsey, Kendra and Lucas Nord; great-grandchildren, Carson and Miles Vette, Stuart and Ruth Svobodny, Colton and Taylor Boone and Annabelle Baldwin; sisters, Phyllis Farrell, Dalton, WI, Thelma Burkle, Fargo, ND, Betty Lou Peterson, Moorhead, and Shirley Fleith, Jamestown, ND; brother, Donald (Doris) Smith, Dalton, WI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; daughter, Susan Smith; daughter-in-law, Patti Smith; four brothers; and three sisters.

Memorials may be directed to The Lutheran Church of Christ The King or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

A Visitation for Harold will be Wednesday from 5 PM to 7 PM in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

His Memorial Service will be Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 10:30 AM, in The Lutheran Church of Christ The King, Moorhead.

Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

(Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, MN)



Cemetery Details Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead 2901 Oakport St. N.
Moorhead, MN 56560

Gathering of Friends

OCT 25. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Memorial Service

OCT 26. 10:30 AM (CT)

The Lutheran Church of Christ The King

1900 14th St. South

Moorhead, MN 58560

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