William Smith, 74
William J. Smith, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Lakewood Care Center in Staples.
William was born to Leo and Vivian (Riley) Smith, July 19, 1938, in Minneapolis, where he also grew up. He was united in marriage to Donna Dukowitz Etzler, Jan. 13,1993. He retired from working at the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a truck driver in 1993, and at that time he moved from Rogers to Motley. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, bowling and fishing in his years of retirement.
He is survived by Donna, his wife of 20 years; children, Tam (Gary), Bon (Greg), Carolyn (Lee), Darlene (Rich), Sue (Jay) and Duane; grandchild, Michael; and two great-grandchildren; and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don; son, Vern; grandson, Jesse.