Funeral services for Caroline Smith, age 61, Hillsboro, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Our Savior?s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. in Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery near Nielsville, MN. Caroline died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, in her home at Hillsboro.
Caroline Olsen was born May 20, 1942, in Edmore, ND, the daughter of Carl and Marie (Diseth) Olsen. She grew up near Edmore and attended grade school there. She graduated in 1961 from Fairdale High School. After graduation, she worked in California for a few years before returning to Grand Forks, ND, to attend beauty college. She was united in marriage to Milfred ?Fred? Smith on September 10, 1966, in Our Savior?s Lutheran Church at Hillsboro. The couple made their home in Grandin, ND, for three years, and then moved to Hillsboro where they have since lived. Caroline worked at the American Crystal Sugar Plant in Hillsboro since 1978.
She is survived by her husband, Milfred ?Fred?, Hillsboro; son, Paul, Fargo, ND; daughter, Shyla (Kenneth) Hoffart, Gladstone, ND; five grandchildren, Shanna Lewis, Rodney, Marcus, Dominic, and Tabatha Hoffart; eight siblings, Margrit Grenier, Clifford Olsen, Ola Olsen, Erling Olsen, Paul Nygard, Alyce Soper, Leroy Olsen, and Karrol Olsen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Einer; and her brother-in-law, Roger Soper.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Roger Maris Cancer Center.
Arrangements by Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com