Stanley (Stan) Eugene Smedsrud passed away at his home in Fargo on Friday, October 7, 2011. Stan was born to Melvin and Ethel Smedsrud in Russell , Minnesota on March 27, 1930. He grew up in Lyon County, Minnesota and spent most of his childhood in the Russell/Tyler, Minnesota area.


He served in the Army in Japan at 16 years of age from 1946-1949. Stan returned to Minnesota and was united in marriage with Lorraine Vasek  in Grand Forks, ND on January 26, 1954.  Stan worked for Bridgeman Creamery in Grand Forks before he and his family moved to Fargo where he worked for B.F. Goodrich and Fargo Wilbert Vault.  Stan enjoyed hunting and fishing.   He enjoyed driving down any country road and watching any kind of wildlife/nature.  He demonstrated to all of us, that it doesn't take a PhD to be a wise and highly admired man.


He is survived by his wife Lorraine , his son, Lon (Roxanne) Smedsrud,  daughters Leanne(Dave) Pladson and Jodi (Dale) Stoll; grandchildren, : Cody,(Brooklyn NY) Cole, Chelsey Smedsurd, Jarred Chamberlain, Derek and Mallory  Pladson, and Chris and Josh Baer all of Fargo, his sister, Phyllis Karbo, Sioux Falls, SD.  Stan was preceded in death by,  son Lee Eugene, parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters. 

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