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Obituary for Michael Smith

Date of Birth: 5/26/1954

Date of Death: 1/29/2012

Age: 57

Rochester MN

Michael Smith, 57, of Rochester, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Maple Manor Health Care and Rehabilitation. Michael Smith was born May 26, 1954. He grew up in Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids High School. Michael worked for Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids and was a carpenter for 25 years. Michael enjoyed hunting and camping. He was known to be a bartender at various Rochester bars. Michael is survived by two sons, Aric Kranz of Rochester and Michael Kranz of Rochester; a daughter, Jaime (Jason) Starren of Thief River Falls; two granddaughters, Lexi Vandal and Jolie Starren; and a grandson, Bryce Starren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Lillian Smith. There will be a memorial service Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. A luncheon will follow the service at the V.F.W. in Rochester (16 6th St. S.W.). Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W.