Roger A. Smith, 70, Monticello

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.