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Ida Smith

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Feb. 3, 1915-Jan. 8, 2008

Ida M. Smith, 92, of rural Callaway, died Tuesday, January 8, 2007 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes.

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Ida Martha Golkowski was born to parents Carl and Dora (Steffen) Golkowski on Feb. 3, 1915 in Frazee. She was baptized and confirmed at Evergreen Lutheran Church, rural Frazee and attended District 90 country school in Becker County. After school she helped out local farmers with housework and cooking.

Ida married Earl Smith in 1938. They moved to Stephen, Minn., where she worked at a local hotel. One year later, they moved to Menahga and started a farm, raising purebred "Herefords." In 1972, they retired and sold their business to Dan and Bonnie Isola. Ida then helped Dan and Bonnie with family household duties. She truly enjoyed her time with Dan and Bonnie's children, and always considered them as family.

In 1974, Earl and Ida where building a new home when Earl suddenly passed away. Ida had the house finished and continued to live there for 13 years, until moving in with her brother Arnold in June 1988. Ida enjoyed cooking, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway.

Ida will be remembered and missed by her brother, Arnold Golkowski of Callaway; one sister, Marian (Duane) Bellefeuille of Ogema; and three sisters-in-law, Lenora Golkowski, Valeria Jacobsen and Blanche Smith; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Earl Smith; one sister, Alice Rolfes; and one brother, Emil Golkowski.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway, continuing for one hour prior to the start of services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Callaway, with the Rev. Del Stohs officiating. Interment will take place in the spring at Menahga Cemetery, Menahga, Minn.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

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