Caroline Smith

caroline smith
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

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  1. Fargo ND
    Hi Doug and family—I want to express my condolences with Carol’s passing. I am a nurse on the Sanford Cardiac Progressive Care Unit and was fortunate to get to know Carol over recent years. I remember Carol always being positive and interested in others, even when she probably wasn’t feeling well. I know you were all so special to her—and most often when I saw Carol Doug was there with her. Carol and I agreed that there is never enough time for all of the reading we had to do! Thinking of each of you—Mary

  2. west fargo ndto doug and family,

    i was your schwan man,
    carol was a fighter always a person to visit with. it was a plesaure to have known her and your family. My god bless your family.

  3. Hannaford N.D
    .Doug. I’m so sorry to hear about Carol. Linda had let me know. I would love to be there with you on Fri. but I have to work. I will be praying for you on Fri. Please give Ericka and Shawn my sympathy. I must go now so again my sympathy. God bless. Nicky

  4. Coon Rapeds MN
    Carol and I spent many hours working side by side in the Pediatrics department of several clinics. She always had a smile on her face and never complained even though I am sure she didn’t feel good many days. She was faithful, thorough and kind in every patient encounter. Carol will be missed but fondly remembered. Smith family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. New London MN
    Dear Erica and Family ….My heart so hurts for you. May god speed and time help heal your hearts.
    Erica if there is anything I can help with back here in St.Cloud do not hesitate to call.
    So have you in my thoughts and prayers


  6. Fargo NdMy dear friend, I
    will miss you,
    you were my mentor and teacher! I admired your knowledge on so many topics, calm manner , your love of your job, and love of your family,
    I think of you often and want you to know you made a difference in my life! Love to your Family and dear Doug,

  7. Fargo Carol and I worked together for many years. She was a trusted friend. We had alot of good times together. Even through all her health problems, she kept her sense of humor and enjoyed life. We vacationed with Carol and Doug in Cancun – she enjoyed traveling and didn’t want to miss anything. We will sure miss her. We send our deepest sympathy to Doug and the family.

  8. Fargo ND
    My Greatest Sympothy goes out to you at this time. Carol will be missed, I am blessed to have been given the chance to know her. God Bless.
    Christy, Lukas and Braeden

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