July 12, 1948 ~ May 2, 2020
Douglas L. Smith, 71, Fargo passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
Doug was born July 12, 1948 in Rolette, North Dakota to Neil and Irene (Barker) Smith. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1966. He was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. He was honorably discharged in September of 1970 before returning to Fargo where he married Carol Roth on April 14, 1973 at High Prairie Lutheran Church, rural LaMoure, ND. They made their home in Fargo with their two children, Shawn and Erica. Carol passed away on July 10, 2012.
Doug started working at Stone Container in 1970, working his way to Plant Manager before retiring in 2012.
One of Doug’s passions was golfing, where he had several hole-in-one’s in his career. He loved to show and keep his corvettes as clean as possible, especially his 1966 Rally Red, convertible Stingray Corvette. He was also an avid bowler with a 200+ average and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He will be missed by those he leaves behind.
He is survived by his children; Shawn Smith, Fargo, ND, Erica (Brandon Salzbrun) Jodsaas, Fargo, ND; 2 grandchildren, Christina (Logan Kraft) Smith, Mya Jodsaas; sister, Linda (Curt) Blumhardt, West Fargo, ND, Gordon Smith, Rochert, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carol and step-dad, Orville Olson.
A private live streamed service will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.