Deer River Richard John Smith, age 68, of Deer River, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth.
Celebration of Life services will be held at the Senior Citizen Center at 118 W. 7th St., Blue Earth, on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow.
Dick worked at Foley School, Foley, until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a special love for his five sisters.
Dick is survived by a son, Dana Smith; five sisters, Geraldine Anderson, Patricia Mayer, Deanna Knutson, Joyce Paul, and Cheryl (Cheri) Evan; and a close friend, Ed Lafore Sr.; and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, William R. and Evelyn R. Smith.