Richard J. "Dick" Smith

Born: Wed., Aug. 2, 1944
Died: Thu., May 16, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., May 22, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 23, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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    Richard J. “Dick” Smith, age 74 of Mankato, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
    Funeral services will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11 A.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato, with Pastor Mike Omtvedt, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato.
    Visitation will be on Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 7 P.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato, and will continue on Thursday morning for one hour prior to services.
    Richard was also known as Dick, Dickie Bird, Louie Lips, and Louie. Dick was born on August 2, 1944 to Major and Mabel (Nassiff) Smith and grew up in the Mankato area. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. Dick owned and operated Richard Smith Construction which specialized in masonry work. Dick enjoyed playing cards, motorcycling, camping, watching movies, going to car shows, and taking his beloved dog Lilly out for car rides. Dick liked going to different raceways to watch his sons and grandsons race sprint cars. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family.
    Preceded in death by parents, Major and Mabel; wife, Sharon; son, Ronald; sisters, Sharon Hill, Barbara Rachuey, and Jan Evans; brothers, Marvin “Butch”, Robert, Tom; treasured dogs, Dutchess and Mich.
    Dick is survived by his sons, Richard Jr. (Sherri) of Mankato and Jesse (Teresa) of Mankato; grandchildren, Blaze, Steven, Ricky, Macey, and Layla; great grandchildren, Jaxon and Sofia; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and spoiled dog, Lilly.

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Audrey Spear
   Posted Sun May 19, 2019
My sympathy to the Smith family. Ritchie was a classmate and a old boyfriend when we were in Jr. High. Always a smile on his face. He was definitely quite a character. Wonderful since of humor and all around good guy.

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