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Paul Smith

August 15, 1968 - May 18, 2012


4:30 to 5:30 PM Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo

Funeral Service:

5:30 PM Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Paul Smith

August 15, 1968 - May 18, 2012


Paul James Smith, 43, of Fargo, died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at his residence in Fargo.

Paul was born on August 15, 1968 to Jim & Mary Smith, in St. Cloud, MN. Paul graduated from Fargo Shanley High School, and then served in the United States Marine Corp. He served in Operation Desert Storm, and was also stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he met his wife Keiko.  Paul and his family lived in Fargo, where he worked as an industrial Engineer. In his free time he liked to listen to music and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Keiko of Fargo; son:  James; daughters:  Sarisa and Elina; sisters: Kari, Kathy, Renne, Barb, Rochelle, and Holly Jo.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Mary Smith.


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  1. Ryan Hochsprung says:

    Rice United States of AmericaMy prayers go out to all of the family members. Paul was a great uncle and a great person. I remember driving around Fargo with him when I would come stay there during the summer. I will miss him dearly.

  2. Aaron Friday says:

    St. Paul MN
    I knew Paul a long time ago, as a member of the Agassiz and Fargo South wrestling teams. We sparred with each other every practice for about four years. He was always a good competitor, and I remember him vividly from back then. All of us on those teams remember Paul Smith.

  3. Troy Hochsprung says:

    Rogers MN
    Uncle Paul was a great, easy going guy, who will be missed.He always knew a way to make everyone smile.My prayers go out to him and his family.Sorry for your loss.

  4. Nancy Olson says:

    Fargo ND
    I am truely saddened to hear of Paul’s death, I have known keiko and family for 10+ years and he was truely a good man and will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  5. Michelle Werre says:

    Anybody that went to school in Fargo with Paul will remember him, he was that kind of guy. He will be remembered for all the antics he pulled and how he kept everybody laughing. Keiko and family, I am sorry you had to lose him so early in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Paul Dunkirk says:

    Chanhassen MN
    Paul and I were very close as kids, mostly in Junior High. We lost touch over the years as many friends who live far apart will do. I’m saddened by this news. We had many adventures together in our youth. We were friends at a time when I really leaned on my friends for support in what seemed like a crazy world. Paul was a loyal friend in fickle days. Solid. Always with a lust for life. Very sad. Too damn young. Love ya Smut! Hope you’re pinning those sons-of bitches up in heaven!

  7. brian spieker says:

    Lake Park Minnesota
    Paul will be missed… as he is in a better place right now.

  8. Dawn (Axemaker) Dunkelberger says:

    Minneapolis MN
    Holly & Family –

    I am so sorry for your loss. My memories of Paul are when we were young and he was the rebel of an older brother. I hope you find peace during this time. Thinking of you and your family.

  9. Charles Faruolo says:

  10. Brenda Cain says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Obviously Paul has had an amazing impact on the world by raising two incredible daughters. I had Sarissa and Elina in 6th grade and both girls are just amazing. My heart breaks for all of you.

  11. Kari Brock says:

    We are so saddened by your loss. If there is something that we can do to help, we are just across the street. In the meantime, please know that you are in our prayers.

    Dana and Kari Brock family

  12. Tina Windus says:

    Sabin MN
    My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Paul was a great guy to work with and we will all miss him.

  13. Steve & Ann Flottmeyer says:

    St Paul MnWe want to express our deepest sympathies to Keiko and family on the loss of their husband and father. We extend our prayerful support and condolences to you and Paul’s sisters.
    As an uncle of Paul (his mother’s brother), I knew Paul as a good and
    caring person. May he be at peace in God’s eternal presence. May his family be blest with hope, peace, amd God.s love.
    Uncle Steve & Aunt Ann

  14. Loyall and Linda Olson says:

    Detroit Lakes MN
    Holly and family. Loyall and I were saddened to hear of your brothers passing. May God grant all of the family peace during this difficult time. Our thoughts love and prayers are with you. Always remember the fond memories and love that you all shared with eachother. Please feel free to stop and see us anytime and we mean that from the bottom of our hearts. Love to All The Olson family

  15. Cathy Short says:

    ND 58102I am very saddened but Paul’s passing. My prayers are with his family. He is in heaven looking down on you & will keep you safe. I have not seen Paul since high school but have good memories.
    God Bless

  16. Kasey Hochsprung says:

    Dear Keiko and Family,

    My heart and prayers go out to you during this very sad time. I will always remember Paul as a uncle who loved to joke with me when I was younger and always had a smile on his face. He was a great guy and will be missed by many loved ones. I wish I could be there with you all during this time, but because I cannot make it I will keep all of you close in my prayers.


    Kasey Hochsprung

  17. patti johnson says:

    fargo ndPaul will be missed, he was a kind man. My condolences to the family.

  18. Trevor Reiter says:

    sauk rapids mnimma miss ya uncle

  19. david roesch says:

    barnesville MN
    im sorry for youre loss. ive worked with paul for a few years, he was agood man and will be missed by all.

  20. Sean Paul Smith says:

    Rogers ArkansasDear Keiko and Family, I was sadden to hear about Uncle Paul, he was a great guy he was always fun to talk to on the phone even though I didn’t get to see him very much throughout the years I always thought of him, I that he is in good hands with God and will always being watching after you and the family, I am sorry that I am not able to attend the funeral but please remember that my thoughts and prays are with you, and your family and Uncle Paul will always be in my heart and memories
    SEan Paul Smith

  21. renee smith says:

    Rogers arkanasDear Keiko, I am sorry for your lose , my brother was a good man and great father, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I wish I could be there for you, my heart is there, Paul will be very much missed but not forgotten, he will live through us always. Please let me know if there is anything you need.
    His Sister Renee Smith

  22. Gail and Jeff Kummet says:

    Sauk Rapids MN
    Holly, Kari, Kathy, and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories bring comfort to you.

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