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Glenda Smith

September 22, 1942 - April 29, 2011


5-7:00 PM Thursday, May 5 at Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro

9-10:00 AM Friday, May 6 at Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro

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7:00 PM Thursday, May 5 at Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Funeral Service:

10:00 AM Friday, May 6, at Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro


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Glenda Smith

September 22, 1942 - April 29, 2011


Glenda Ann Smith, 69 of Cummings (Hillsboro), ND died Friday, April 29th peacefully in her home in Detroit Lakes.

She was born on September 22, 1942 to Glenn and Grace Porter of Grandin, ND.  She grew up on their family farm and later graduated from Crookston High School.  On June 29, 1961 she married Gary Dean Smith in Buxton, North Dakota.  Together they operated a small grain and dairy farm East of Cummings, North Dakota until they retired in 2005. 

 Over the years Glenda was active as a 4-H leader, and in Homemakers.  She had a love for hand crafts and quilting and enjoyed her time working with others on projects in the community.  She served as Secretary for the Traill County Weed board for many years.  She was named Traill County Woman of the Year in 1988.  Glenda greatly loved time at their lake home with family and sitting on the deck enjoying the scenic view of the lake.

 Glenda was a wonderful mother and grandmother and words don’t express how much she will missed by us all.

 Glenda is survived by her father Glenn Porter of Fargo, her siblings: Donald (Mary) Porter of Harwood, Teresa Radcliffe of Fargo.  Her children: Laurie (Brad) Krause of West Fargo, Randall (Colette) Smith of Hillsboro, Jeffery (Sarah) Smith of Alexandria, Aimee (Michael) Smith-Bishop of Hillsboro.  Grandchildren, Patrick, Adam, Kailey, Brianna, Jacob, Tyler and Paige. Glenda is preceded in death by her husband (Gary Smith), mother (Grace Porter), sister (Kathie Olson), and grandson (Justin Krause).


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  1. Colleen Gratton says:

    Fargo I got to briefly know Glenda as a dialysis nurse in Fargo. She always cheered me up! She was a gift to all of us…

    My sympathy extends to family.


  2. Judy Anne (Kresl) Bailey says:

    St Peters MOI would like to extend my condolences
    to all of you in Glenda’s family. I attended the AC in Crookston with Glenda. She was always a happy and fun-loving gal. I am sure she will be missed, which shows that she was loved! May God greet her as she ‘goes home’.

  3. David and Patsy Madsen says:

    Hunter ND
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We send our sincere sympathy.

  4. Doug, Cindi Krause & family says:

    “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” ~Author Unknown

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers – let us know if there is anything you need!

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