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Harvey Smette

June 01, 1960 - April 15, 2011


5-7:00 PM Tuesday April 19, at Boulger Fuenral Home, Fargo

10-11:00 AM Wedneday, April 20 at St Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Fargo

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM Tuesday at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 AM Wednesday, April 20 at  St Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Fargo


Highland Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cummings, ND


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro & Fargo.

Harvey Smette

June 01, 1960 - April 15, 2011


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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  1. Schnecks says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Harvey was such a sweet and kind man who will be greatly missed. Your family is in our prayers.
    Bob, Cyndi, Bri, Nathan

  2. Cheryl Saari says:

    Mapleton cassI am so sorry for your loss. Harvey was always a kind and pleaeant gentleman. I wish I could of been his nurse more often.
    you have much to be proud of Helen and family. you did your best to give him the greatest of days.

  3. David and Jane Kleveland says:

    buxton ndHelen
    Jane and I are so sorry to see that Harvey passed away.
    My heart goes out to you at this time. You were always there for everyone….I hope our words can help comfort you. How remarkable of you and Harvey when I think of your successful years of marriage, and living a full life. Helen- when I think of you I think of a couple of chuckles:
    * when the boys would come to purchase their sports jocks and state their XL size, and you would go and grab the smaller and more appropriate size.
    *when we took first place in the ‘DUST BUNNIES’ science fair project.
    Love you Helen! Tears to you and your family over your loss.

  4. Jody Eidenschink says:

    Detroit Lakes Minnesota
    Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I have heard of many good things about Harvey, through his son Mike. Especially of his thank-ful heart. May God’s peace which comes from the memories of Harvey, comfort you now, and in the days ahead. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jody Eidenschink (friend of Mike and Alice Smette)

  5. Arlys Balstad says:

    E. Grand Forks Mn.Helen, I was so sorry to hear about Harvey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Arlys Balstad

  6. Peggy Jacobson says:

    Fargo ND
    Helen I am so sorry for your loss. When my mom was at Manor Care Harvey sat at the same table that my mom did on the rehab side and he was such a sweet man and had such a wonderful smile. I feel very honored to have met him.
    My Prayer are with you and your family at this sad time.

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