Carol Smith

December 21, 1939 - June 9, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Service: Following a private interment service at Forest Hills Cemetery, the funeral will be at 1:30 pm on Monday, June 13 at Canton Lutheran Church in Canton, SD.

Smith Front         Carol Smith, 76, of Canton, SD died Thursday June 9, 2016 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center surrounded by her family.

          Following a private interment service at Forest Hills Cemetery, the funeral will be at 1:30 pm on Monday, June 13 at Canton Lutheran Church in Canton, SD. Visitation will be Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

          Carol Jean Adeline Stettnichs was born December 21, 1939 in Doon, IA, the daughter of Harry and Martha (LaFrenz) Stettnichs.  She married Robert Smith in Luverne, MN, after which they made their home in Larchwood, IA where she worked with her parents as a waitress at the Stettnichs Café. In 1965 they moved to Canton, SD where Carol worked at Otis Electronics, The Lewdoc Café, Town & Country Lanes, and the Black Angus Bar & Grill until her retirement in 1992. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening and attending her grandchildren’s sporting and musical events.

          Survivors include her husband of 57 years Robert Smith, two brothers Virgil (Sylvia) and Stan Stettnichs of Larchwood, IA, one sister Sharlene (John) Engel of Lake Park, IA.; one son Chuck (Dianne) Smith of Canton, SD; five daughters Vicki (Joel) Dykstra of Sioux Falls SD, Deb (Keven) Stahlecker, Ronda (Craig) Thompson, Shelly (Leon) Eich and Bobbi Jo (Phil) Ranschau all of Canton, SD; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by special family friends, Ila Torkelson and Dorothy TerWee.

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  1. Carol will be greatly missed and we are eternally blessed with her accomplishments , especially her amazing children and grandchildren. Rest in peace Carol.

  2. My deepest sympathy Bob. Carol was a great gal, and I always enjoyed visiting with her at functions. I know you will miss her. Rely on family, friends, and God for support. I am sending a memorial to the Children’s Home Society in Carol’s name.

  3. Leon, Shelly and family,
    We wanted to extend our sympathy to you on the passing of your dear motherm, and the grandmother of your children. It is our wish and prayer, that the Lord will grant you peace through his Holy Word, and through the love of family, and friends. Although we will not be able to attend your visitation and services, you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts. Sincerely, Annette and Kip Maggert

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Carol, she was very special to many! Prayers and love to all of the Smith family!

  5. Ronda, Craig, Erica Jean, Lance Thompson and Smith Family
    May the many memories grant you special peace during this time and always in celebrating Carol and her fulfilled life. Blessings and Prayers to you.
    Carrie & all

  6. Shelly and Leon – so sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Charlie and Al

  7. My condolences to the entire family on the loss of Carol. My prayers and thoughts will be with everyone during this time.

  8. So sorry for your loss my prayers are with you. I work with Carol at the Angus she was one tough cookie but i love her dearly I will miss her