Virginia Anna Smith, 91, of rural Chatfield, died peacefully Thursday, May 30, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born January 13, 1928, in Waseca, Minn., to John and Augusta (Weigelt) Schmidt. On November 19, 1944, she married Gerald Smith. The couple made their home in rural Chatfield, where Virginia loved gardening, canning, her horses, riding in the car, and family BBQs in her yard.
She is survived by her five children: Jimmy and Danny Smith, both of Fillmore; Ruth (Wes) Ferris of Everett, Wash., Linda (Allen) Comstock of Wykoff, and Sherry (Kevin) Horsman of Utica; 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Virginia is preceded in death by husband Gerald, two sons, Dennis and Curtis; a granddaughter and grandson, and 15 brothers and sisters.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Officiating will be Pastor Tim Ward.
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