Ralph SmithRalph D. Smith, 90, Casselton, ND died on Friday, July 23, 2010 at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, ND.
Ralph D. Smith, 90, Casselton, ND died on Friday, July 23, 2010 at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, ND.
Ralph was born on April 22, 1920 on the family farm near Alice, ND to Harry and Emma (Dyce) Smith. He grew up there and attended country school. Ralph married Florence Jendro on January 23, 1945 in Moorhead, MN. They made their home on the farm near Alice where they farmed for many years. He served on the Howes Township Board. They moved into Casselton in 1973. He operated Smith TV and Appliance from 1975 to 1986 and along with the arcade and laundry mat. Florence passed away in 2000.
He loved to play pool and taught his kids how to hunt and fish. It was common to see him out walking on a daily basis. He also enjoyed the MN Twins.
Ralph is survived by eight children, Lyle (Judy) of Perham, MN, Dennis (Teri) of Fargo, Douglas (Judy) of Fargo, Raymond of Casselton, Richard (Karen) of Alice, Harley (Dawn) of Fargo, Bradley of Fargo and Brenda (Rex) Lusty of Moorhead, MN; 20 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Clayton Jendro.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Florence; three brothers, Lester, Harry, and Raymond; four sisters, Mildred Thompson, LouCeil Wallace, Violet Kringler and Evelyn Beilke; granddaughter, Rachel; and great granddaughter, Jocelyn.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the West Funeral Home, Casselton.
Funeral: Wednesday at 10 AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Casselton.
Burial: Buffalo (ND) Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent online - westfuneralhome.com