Irene Smith

Mass of Christian Burial for Irene Smith, 56, of Norwood Young America was held Oct. 1 from the Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, with the Rev. Paul Ardolf officiating.

Mrs. Smith died on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Organist was Marilee Widmer. Soloist Lawrence Biermann. The music selections sang "Here I Am Lord," "Prayer Of St. Francis," "On Eagles Wings," "How Great Thou Art" and "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman."

Pallbearers were John Schoeppner, Bill Smelter, Donald Smith, Melvin Smith, Scott Smith and Dwight Smith. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Irene Mary Landwehr was born to Paul and Eulalia (Zulkowski) Landwehr on May 3, 1942 in Wadena. She received the sacraments of baptism and confirmation at the Church of St. Anne in Wadena. She graduated from the Verndale High School.

On June 23, 1962, she was united in marriage with Vernon Smith. The couple made their home in various cities in Minnesota before moving to Norwood Young America in October 1974.

Mrs. Smith worked as a nurse's aid at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia for over 25 years.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening. Mrs. Smith loved her family and was very fond of her four grandsons.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Smith of Norwood Young America; son, Dale Smith and wife, Lisa Menden-Smith, of Hamburg; daughter, Anna Marie Alling and fiance, John Schoeppner, of Hamburg; grandsons, Wyatt and Austin Smith, Ryan and Brent Alling; mother, Eulalia Landwehr of Wadena; sister, Arlene Smelter and husband, Bill, of Clearwater; brothers, Ben Landwehr and wife, Rita, of Wadena, Adrian Landwehr and wife, Shelly, of Wadena; mother-in-law, Hilda Smith of Staples; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann Miller and husband, Bill, of Cedar, Minn., Donald Smith and wife, Helen, of Andover, Wesley Smith and wife, Murial, of Alexandria, Arnold Smith and wife, Ella, of St. Paul Park, Melvin Smith and wife, Sharon, of Inver Grove Heights; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Paul, and father-in-law Charles Smith.

The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America handled arrangements.

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