Carole J. Smith
Carole J. Smith, 83, of Dakota, MN passed away after a short illness on Friday, January 31, 2020 in her home.
Carole J. Smith, 83, of Dakota, MN passed away after a short illness on Friday, January 31, 2020 in her home. She was born on March 15, 1936 in La Crosse, WI to Emory and Helen (Weber) Dickson. Carole married Edwin Hill and they later divorced. She was one of the first employees at the Dresbach Information Center. She worked as a realtor for Gerard Realtors for many years. She also worked at Walmart in customer service. In 1996 she married Charles Smith.
She is survived by her husband Charles, one daughter Shari (Waylon) Erdmann of Nodine, MN, two sons John (Shirley) Hill of Dakota, MN and Dave Hill of Wabasha, MN, one son-in-law Don Weber of Onalaska, WI, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, one step-daughter Cindy (Jim) Finley of Hopkinsville, KY, two step-sons Torey (Laurie) Smith of Brice Prairie, WI and Steve (Tracey) Smith of Onalaska, WI, three sisters Mary Ann Dobrunz of La Crescent, MN, Jackie (Bill) Underhill of Dresbach, MN and Connie Dickson of Rushford, MN, two brothers John Dickson of La Crescent, MN and Ray (Barbara) Dickson of Ridgeway, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, three daughters Karen Weber, Lisa (Jim) Copus and Jackie Hill, a brother-in-law Ray Dobrunz and a sister-in-law Judie Dickson.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Schumacher – Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, 907 Sand Lake Road, Onalaska, WI. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery in Dresbach, MN.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Mayo Hospice team for the wonderful care given to their mother.