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Terry "Tar" Smith

August 5, 1946 — September 3, 2023

Wheaton, Minnesota

Terry "Tar" Smith

Terry (Tar) Smith, 77, of Wheaton, MN, entered into the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

Tar was born on August 5, 1946, in Herman, MN, where he spent most of his free time hunting and fishing; although his best catch was his high school sweetheart, Sandy Spafford.  Even though they took different paths after school, they reunited and were married in 1998 for 25 wonderful years. Following high school, Tar attended St. Cloud State before joining the national guard.  Tar then started as a jeweler apprentice and for 50 years grew GoldSmith Jewelers into a hallmark business in Little Falls before retiring in 2013.

To know Tar, is to know his love of the great outdoors, his family, faith and “choir practice”, conveniently held at the American Legion.

Tar is survived by his wife Sandy; children, Alexis, Skye (Jon), Mac (Laura), Cheryl, Reagan (Dave), grandchildren: River, Alissa, Autumn, Nate, Jackson, Hope, Finn, Hudson, and Dane. His siblings; Dianne (Dick), Bruce (Diane), Mark (Shelly), Robin, Susie (Ron).

He was preceded in death by his sister Sharon (Travis) and parents LeRoy and Luella Smith.

Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at St John Lutheran Church: 1603 Broadway, Wheaton, MN 56296. Funeral service at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Immediately following the service, a light luncheon will be held at church, followed by 3:00 pm “choir practice” at the American Legion: 303 5th St N, Wheaton, MN 56296.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church

1603 Broadway, Wheaton, MN 56296

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church (Wheaton)

1603 Broadway, Wheaton, MN 56296

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