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Keith Smith

Keith Smith

Dec. 12, 1934-Dec. 15, 2013

Keith D. Smith, 79, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his residence.

Memorial services for Keith will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Keith Darrel Smith was born to Harry D. and Emma (Kappel) Smith on December 12, 1934 in Frazee. He grew up in the Frazee-Vergas area, on the family farm near Lake 7. From 1961-1962, Keith wintered in Florida with his parents and sister. Keith enjoyed his time in Florida and enjoyed visiting about those memories.

In 1968, he moved with his parents to Detroit Lakes. After Emma died in 1983, Keith moved in with his sister Ramona and her husband Bob. Keith loved going ice fishing with Bob, bird watching - especially the cardinals that frequented their home - western movies and the Minnesota Twins. He always looked forward to attending a game with his friends and being present when the Twins caravan came to Detroit Lakes.

Keith was a social person; some of his favorite places to visit with folks were McDonalds, Burger King, JCPenney's, Kmart, Central Market and Norby's. He enjoyed listening to Andy Lia announce the Laker basketball and football games, but most of all, Keith really loved going to the meetings at Kingdom Hall, shaking hands, giving and receiving hugs from all his friends.

Keith will be remembered and missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Bob Lindblad of Detroit Lakes; along with three nieces and four nephews, Lance, Deborah, Danny, Kelly, Michele, Sharon and Alan; and several cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Darcy Smith and Quentin Smith; and one nephew, Geoffrey Smith.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.