Harvey R. Smette was born June 1, 1920 to Lars and Bertha (Herbeck) Smette at their home in rural Buxton, ND.  As a young man Harvey helped his dad with farming. In April of 1942 he was drafted into the Army. His time spent oversees was mostly on the Aleutian Islands. He was honorably discharged in Dec. 1945. On November 5, 1950 he was united in marriage to Helen Bauman. He worked doing farm labor far a short while and then began carpentry. His work took him to Fischer, MN, Grand Forks, ND, the Buxton area and places in between. Harvey was a quiet, gentle man who loved his Lord, family, and friends.

Harvey passed away April 15, 2011 at the palliative care unit of Sanford Health, having lived to reach the age of 90 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of West Fargo; sons: Michael (Alice) Smette and Roger (Shellie) Smette. 2 grandchildren: Nathan and Carrie; sisters Lillian Ludwig; Brother-In- Law Robert (Alma) Bauman of Clark, SD; and a Sister-In-Law: Lou Smette of Lake Zurich, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Berdean.

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