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Stanley Smith - April 11, 2013


Stanley P. Smith, 89 years of age from Minden, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Bethany Home in Minden.
Stanley was born Jan. 20, 1924, near Upland to Harvey G. and Nettie (Holmquist) Smith.
He grew up in the Upland area and graduated from Upland High School in 1940.
Stanley attended Air Conditioner Training Corp in Youngstown, Ohio. He returned to the Upland area and farmed.
On May 29, 1944, he married Corella Heinrich and they lived and farmed south of Norman. In 1982 he semi-retired and they moved into Minden.
Stanley was a member of the United Methodist Church in Minden and the Kearney Elks.
They enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing cards. He also enjoyed following his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their activities.
Survivors include his wife, Corella of Minden; daughter, LouEtta Lacher and husband, John of Yorba Linda, Calif.; sons, LaMoine Smith and wife, Mary of Minden and Neil Smith and wife, Lynn of Blair; grandchildren, Daren Lacher and wife, Heather, Brent Lacher and wife, Pam, Abbey Rupe and husband, Chris, Jessica Smith, Sarah Smith, Calli Hite and husband, Jeremy, Riley Smith, Connor Smith and Haley Smith; step-grandchildren, Sydney Kobza and husband, Tony, Molly Mroczek and Adam Mroczek; great-grandchildren, Avery, Brady and Finley Lacher, Katelyn and Colin Rupe and Graeme Hite; stepbrothers, Wayne Olson of Minden and Willard Olson and wife, Ethel of Minden.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Smith and sister, Viola Damgaard.
Funeral services were April 15 at the United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Nancy Lambert officiating.

Burial was in the Minden Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Minden Opera House or the United Methodist Church in Minden.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of arrangements.