Roger Allen Smith, 70, Monticello passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at St. Cloud Hospital of St. Cloud.
Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 17, 1-2 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m., at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Rev. Sherri Sandoz will officiate. There will be a private interment.
Roger was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Brainerd, Minn. He grew up in Aitkin, Minn., and as a young man moved to the Twin Cities area. He had made his home in the Monticello area for the past 30 years. Roger worked most of his life as a truck driver. He loved hunting and country music.
Roger is survived by his wife Shirley; children, Roger Jess Smith, Ronald Mark Smith, Richard Allen Smith, Ross Lionel Smith, Renee Marie (Smith) Miller, Barton Anthony Smith, Bobby Darren Smith, Crystal Gale Smith; six stepchildren; 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his adopted parents, Jess and Gertrude Smith; stepfather Cal Brazier; brother Max; and sisters, Jean and Jeanette.