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In Memory of Glenn "Speed" Smith


WEDNESDAY evening 4:00-8:00 PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson

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Private Family Service

Glenn W. “Speed” Smith, age 78, of Hudson WI and formerly of St. Mary’s Point MN, died on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.  Glenn was born on May 7, 1932 in Bayport MN to parents William Cecil and Ethel June (Briggs) Smith. Like many of his generation here in mid-America, Glenn attended country school. At age 17, Glenn joined the United States Army, served his country as part of the Korean War, and was a life member of the VFW. On February 13, 1954, Glenn was united in marriage to Phyllis Lucille Nelson. Their union in marriage would be blessed with six children.

Glenn worked for the King Midas Flour Mill, which later became the Con-Agra Mill, in Hastings MN. He retired from the mill in 1994. Glenn enjoyed feeding birds, squirrels, and any other wildlife that ventured into his yard. For hobbies, Glenn liked to take photographs of sky scenery, snowshoeing, and metal detecting. Glenn even found the wedding band of a firefighter after he had lost it at a fire scene.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis; son Mike (Linda) Smith of Hudson; daughters, Michelle Bartkey of Circle Pines MN, Jayne Smith of North Hudson, Jeanne (Pete) Granat of Lake St. Croix Beach MN, and Nancy Gibson of Lindstrom MN; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Melvin; sisters, Geraldine, Nancy, and Vianna; as well as other relatives and good friends. Glenn was preceded in death by his daughter, Cherie Smith; his parents, Bill and Ethel Smith, and his brother Gene Smith.

Visitation for Glenn Smith will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM on WEDNESDAY evening at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. A private service will be held. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson WI. 715-386-3725

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