Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 PM 

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

2130 N. Dale St., Roseville

Visitation

Friday, June 21, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Transfiguration Catholic Church

6133 15th St. N., Oakdale

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, June 21, 2019

11:00 AM 

Transfiguration Catholic Church

6133 15th St. N., Oakdale

Richard J. Smith

January 18, 1925 – June 10, 2019

Passed away peacefully June 10, 2019 at the age of 94.

His work here was done and he has returned to the Father.

 

Preceded by parents, Harold & Ernestine Smith; brother, Robert and sisters, Lorraine (Ciernia) and Dorothy (Gabriel); and son-in-law, Bruce Stafford.

Survived by wife of 67 years, Geraldine (nee Luskey), daughters, Donna Smith-Stafford and Dianne (Gary and his daughters, Tricia Burger and Mandy Schneider) Alexander, and son, Michael (fiancee Nicole); four grandchildren, Melissa (Nathan Vaughn, Sr.), Brittany Smith, Nicholas (Nichole) Borell and Evan Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Nealon, Nash, Nate Jr. and Ellery.

 

Raised on St. Paul’s East Side, Dick was an altar boy at Sacred Heart Church, ans proudly served in the US Marine Corps. He was a WWII veteran, serving with the USMC Raiders in the Pacific theater, at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands, and at Guadalcanal where he was wounded and awarded the Purple Heart. Returning from service, he met a beautiful young lassie named Geraldine on a blind date, married, and had three children. He was a member of the St. Paul Clown Club, and was a US Postal letter carrier for thirty years. He was an avid bowler, ball player, hockey player and reader. A gentle and loving man. Semper Fi Marine.

 

Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Friday, June 21 at TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 6133- 15th St. N. Oakdale. Interment, Monday, June 24, 11:35 AM at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. @ Co. Rd B. 4-8 PM Thursday 6/20 and at the church from 10 – 11 AM Friday. Memorials preferred.

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