Fay Stein-Smestad, Isanti


Fay Stein-Smestad, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in her Isanti, MN, home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Fay graduated from Maple Lake High School in 1973 and attended Saint Cloud State and St. Mary’s University where she obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Social work. Fay retired from Isanti County where she worked as an adult mental health worker for over 20 years. Over the course of her career she helped many people, and thoroughly enjoyed what she did.
Fay loved traveling to the Caribbean and especially Jamaica where she made many friends and never left home without an extra suitcase full of school supplies, toys and clothes for the local kids. Her generosity and kindness to anyone in need, whether family, friend, or stranger was exceptional. 
Fay will be deeply missed by her daughter, Makenna Smestad; mother, Mary (Peterson) Ferrel; brother, Robert Stein; sisters, Judy Trapp, Joyce Lemmer, and their spouses; her dog, Lola; and many more family and friends. Fay was one of a kind with a heart of gold. There will forever be a void in our lives without her. 
The celebration of Fay’s life will be held on Saturday, January 10th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 68 Main St., Pierz, MN. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.