Helen M. Smith

BLUE EARTH – Mass of Christian Burial for Helen M. Smith, 78, of Blue Earth, was held March 27, 2014, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.

Helen died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Helen was born May 7, 1935, on the family farm near Lakota, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Anne Mary (Salic) Rademaker. She was united in marriage to Lowell Smith in October of 1950.

She is survived by her children, Marlin (Kathy) Smith of Fairmont, Steve (Nancy) Smith of Blue Earth, David (Wanda) Smith of Elmore, Jeanne (Brian) Schofield of Fairmont, Pam (Jim) Tonn of Winnebago, Diana Smith of Eden Prairie, Wendy (Steve) Brown of Blue Earth, Greg “Shorty” Smith of Blue Earth; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, James Rademaker of Coon Rapids, Joe Rademaker of Mankato, Richard Rademaker of Elmore, and Dennis Rademaker of Fairmont; sisters, Kathryn Schendel of Minneapolis, Patricia (Richard) Jensen of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Sharon (Ken) Vander Ploeg of Wickenburg, Ariz., Joyce (Dennis) Quimby of Owatonna, and Deloris (Paul) Fiddler of McGregor, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lowell in 1986; a son, Harlan Smith; brothers, Bill, Tom and Bob Rademaker; an infant brother, David; and two infant sisters, Mary and Shirley Rademaker.

Blessed be the memory of Helen Marie Smith.