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In Memory of Marjorie F. Smith


11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., noon, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI

Funeral Services

12:00 p.m., noon, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI

Marjorie Florence (nee Jensen) Smith, age 96, of Hudson, WI, passed away on October 1, 2017. Preceded in death by her parents “Tony” Anthony Jensen & Florence (nee Dahlquist) Jensen, husband Joseph N. Smith, and brother “Dick” Richard A. Jensen. Beloved mother of Neal T. (EmLee), Smith, Janis Smith and Daniel (Brenda) Smith and Step-children Joseph (Karola) Smith, Jr., Emily (Bob) Schneider, and Donald Smith. Grandmother of Christa (Ken) Carson, Dawn Vernon, Karen Smith, Jessica Smith, Nathan Smith, Neal J. (Lauren) Smith, and great-grandchildren, Nevar Vernon, Crystle Vernon, Caitlin Kelly, Kacy Carson, Patience Farmer, Maddie Smith, Dominic Smith, Titus Smith and Conan Smith. 

Marjorie was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Marjorie grew up in St. Paul, and graduated from Central High School. She was a comptometer operator for Brown and Bigelow in the late 1940’s. She stood 5’ 2” tall and was known for her love of swing dancing in her younger years, especially the jitterbug and never drank or smoked. She met her husband Joseph N. Smith while dancing at the Prom Center in St. Paul, MN; they married one year later, in Mason City, Iowa. They settled in St. Paul, where they raised their three children. About 1961 they moved the family to California and returned to Minnesota in 1971, where her husband unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack, leaving her and her brother to care for her elderly father, the late “Tony” Anthony Jensen.

Marjorie travelled and enjoyed ballroom dancing in her retirement years. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She will be remembered as a kind woman who loved her family more than anything. Her spirit and loving ways live on within all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., noon, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private interment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood, MN. Her family would like to thank all those who supported her with their tender love and care in her older years.

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    • For many years, Marge lived across the street from my family home in St Paul. She was a good neighbor, always greeting us with a smile and a wave. You could count on her to be there for you. My memories of growing up in a caring community, with sense of security included the knowledge that Marge was just across the street. She like watching her soap opera, but when I found myself “locked out” of our house, she was there for me and the TV was turned off. I will not forget her kindness.