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Fern E. Smith, 100

Fern Elvira Smith (Swanson), age 100, of Minneapolis, and formerly of Dassel, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

There will be a memorial service Thursday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at Salem Covenant Church, 2655 5th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church, prior to the service. Interment will be at the Lake Jennie Cemetery, rural Dassel at a later date.

Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Smith; and grandson, Ryan Backman.

She is survived by her children, Donald Smith (Marilyn), Daryl Smith (Deanna), and Patricia Backman (Thomas); 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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