Donald C. Smith, 89 of Fargo, died Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the Palliative Care Unit of MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
Donald Smith was born in Griffin, ND to Leslie and Iva Bell (Barton) Smith on July 15, 1920. His elementary education took place at Atkinson Country School and then he attended Rhame High School for two years. He completed his GED in 1968. He entered the service in 1944 and served in the Army Medical Corps. He married Thelma Johnson on June 21, 1945 in Colorado Springs, CO. They moved to Fargo, ND upon his discharge in 1946. He worked for Carlson and Benson Construction Company for two years before beginning a 36 year career with the United States Postal Service in Fargo, ND. Thelma died in 2003. He married Minnie Grenz on August 13, 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie of Fargo; four children, Donald Smith of Rogersville, AL, David (Kathleen) Smith of Fargo, Debra (Greg) Mitchell of Brandon, SD and Susan (Roy) Evans of Fargo; step-son, Darin Grenz; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; siblings, Laura Beth of New Salem, ND, D. Bart (Marion) Smith of Phoenix, AZ, Iva Faye Whitley of New Salem, ND and Hilla Ann Whitley of Rogersville, AL.
He was preceded by his parents; wife, Thelma and siblings, William Smith, Irma Bell Smith, Beatrice Aho, Leslie “Clyde” Smith and Robert Smith.
Visitation: Wednesday, October 14 from 5-7 pm at Boulger Funeral Home,
Fargo and also one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Funeral Service: Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.