DeLoris L. Smith, Maple Lake


DeLoris L. Smith, age 71, of Maple Lake, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, at home with her family at her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake, with Fr. Michael Izen as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Chatham Township.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and 9-10 a.m. Thursday, both at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake.  Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
DeLoris Lydia Smith was born June 8, 1943, in Minneapolis to Herbert and Lydia (Keopke) Goerke.  She graduated from Maple Lake High School with the Class of 1961.  On October 30, 1965, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Smith at St. Timothy Catholic Church.  Dee worked for Lake Region Co-op in Maple Lake for over 25 years and for Gartner’s Hallmark in Buffalo for 4 years.  She was a member of the Maple Lake American Legion Auxiliary, Maple Lake Snowmobile Club, St. Timothy Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women.  She enjoyed camping, scrapbooking, snowmobiling, biking and gardening.  Precious was the time that she spent with her friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; children, Shelly (Dave) Henson of Buffalo, Becky (Jason) Halderson of Buffalo and Mary Scheiber of Maple Lake; 9 grandchildren, Stacy (Steven) Gerring, Derek Henson, Melony Henson (fiancé, Sam Nelson), Paige Yager, Tanner Schwartz, Morgan and Mollie Scheiber and Shelby and Leah Halderson; 3 great-grandchildren, Skylar, Rylee and Gracelyn Gerring; brother, DuWayne (Barb) Goerke of Maple Lake; sisters, Phyllis (Bill) Paumen of Maple Lake and Gale (Steve) Bernhardt of Maple Grove; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Karen and Doug Dingmann, Mary Ann Smith, Kay and Dave Fuller, Connie and Mike Raiche and Robert, Jr. and Mary Smith.  Dee is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lydia Goerke; son-in-law, Mike Scheiber; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Pearl Smith; and brother-in-law, Pat Smith.
The urn bearer will be Derek Henson.  Krista Elsenpeter Tarbox and Sarah Goelz will provide the music for the service.  Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.