Orville F. Smuda, age 87, of Faribault, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Homestead Hospice, Owatonna.
         Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mankato, with the Reverend John J. Petersen officiating.  Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault with veteran military rites provided by Central Veterans Association, Faribault.
         Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, April 17, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
         Orville Frank, the son of Edwin A. and Elsie (Glende) Smuda, was born on March 19, 1922 in Faribault.  He graduated from Faribault High School in 1940 and served in the US Army, Ordinance Division during WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He married Alice Krenz on January 14, 1943 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault.  Upon his return from the service, he was employed at several auto dealers in Faribault and Northfield.  He served on the Faribault City Council from 1966-1970.  He owned and operated R&S Sporting Goods in Faribault from 1963 until retirement.
         He is survived by his wife, Alice; one daughter, Linda (and Wally) Kopisca of Shakopee; one son, the Reverend Thomas (& Diane) Smuda of Deshler, OH; eight grandchildren, Robert Prchal, Sherry (and Craig) Wenisch, Pamela (and Chad) LaVone, Heather Pioske, Sarah Smuda, Aaron Smuda, Jesse Smuda and Mary Smuda; two great grandchildren, Avery and Tyler Wenisch; three siblings, Harry (and Ann) Smuda of Rice Lake, WI, Harriet (and Roland) Lippert of Faribault and Erwin (and Jan) Smuda of Canton, OH; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
         He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Smuda; and a sister and brother in law, Margaret and Alfred Krenz.


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Alan Krueger
Friday April 17, 2009


Orville was a wonderful man and treated everyone with top respect. He was on my paper route in the 1950s and sold me a couple canoes. My condolences. Alan w. Krueger 201 S. E. 2nd avenue Young America, MN 55397