Wilma A. Smith, age 91, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022, at Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls.
Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Wilma Annette Smith was born on September 20, 1931, in Charles City, Iowa. She was the daughter of Stanley and Vera (Weber) Weiss. Wilma was baptized on October 26, 1952 in Lakewood, Ohio. She received her education in Charles City, and was a graduate of the Charles City High School Class of 1949.
On September 20, 1951, Wilma was united in marriage to Ivan D. Smith at First Methodist Church in Charles City. This marriage was blessed with four children, Larry, Paul, Judy, and Glenda. They shared 51 years of marriage before the passing of Ivan in 2002.
Wilma and Ivan resided in Cleveland, Ohio, Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Hutchinson, Minnesota, and St Cloud, Minnesota. After retirement they spent their winters exploring Florida, Texas, and California, finally settling in Apache Junction, Arizona. Wilma continued to winter in Apache Junction through last year at age 90. After Ivan passed away, Wilma resided in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area in the summers until moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2021.
Wilma was an active member of Vineyard United Methodist Church in Hutchinson and Lindstrom United Methodist Church in Lindstrom, Minnesota. She was both a Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader for her children. Wilma enjoyed sewing, crocheting and baking special occasion and birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy and she loved visiting with them and attending their games and performances. She and Ivan were members of a Good Sam Camping Club in their retirement.
Wilma passed away on Monday, October 31, 2022, at Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls, at the age of 91 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Wilma is survived by her:
Sons, Larry Smith and his wife, Norma of Miltona, MN,
Paul Smith and his wife, Gayle of Buffalo Lake, MN;
Daughters, Judy Hull and her husband, Larry of Scandia, MN,
Glenda Pray and her husband, Jeff of Sioux Falls, SD;
Grandchildren, Ben Smith, Jackie Hobbs and her husband, Joe, Carly Smithers and her husband, Matt; Paul Smith, Jr., April Smith, Jessica Price and her husband, Adam, Melissa Nelson and her husband, Jon; Nolan Pray and his wife, Catrina, and Chelsea Pray;
Great-Grandchildren, Bennett and Jackson Smith, Ruby and Finn Hobbs, Molly and Griffin Smithers, Jaeli Dingmann, Caitlyn and Gracelyn Smith, Ayla Price, Fiona, Loraine and Annabelle Pray;
Sister-In Law – Iola Barr and her husband, Don;
Many other relatives and friends.
Wilma is preceded in death by her Father, Stanley Weiss; Mother and Step-father, Vera and Lyle Bushbaum; Husband, Ivan Smith; Siblings, Richard Weiss, Harley Weiss, Georgia Weiss; Step-brother, Ken Bushbaum.