Calvin L. Smith, 93, of Edina, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, in Naples, Fla.
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Preceded in death by his loving wife, Lucille and parents.
Calvin was a lifelong resident of Minnesota who served in the Navy in World War II, and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He then joined Cargill as a management trainee in 1946, where he had a long, enjoyable, and highly successful 40-year career. Cal became senior vice president and controller and was a director of the company from 1975 until 1987.
His outside interests included the Harvard and U of M Alumni Associations, Boy Scouts of America, United Way and the Minneapolis YMCA General Board. Cal's highest priority was his family, and he was an amazingly dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He always thought of others before himself. His selfless loving spirit lives on in the hearts of his family and friends.
He is survived by daughters, Claudia Smith and Nancy Wilbur; son, Steven (Wendy Wood) Smith; grandchildren, Mark (Shawna Ehlers) Wilbur, Eric (Gail) Wilbur, Karl Wilbur (Sheri) and Michael Stolp-Smith and Christopher Stolp-Smith; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Special recognition and appreciation is extended to Dr. Gregory Lehman, Nicole Rennie and Melissa Satterwall of Senior Abilities Unlimited, Cherie Augspurger, Pat Mulligan and all the staff at Allied Professionals.
Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, with reception to follow.
Memorials preferred to the Southdale YMCA, 7355 York Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435; Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436; Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples, FL, 34103, or the donor's favorite charity in honor of Mr. Calvin L. Smith.
Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996.
Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapels Edina Chapel
5000 West 50th Street (at Highway 100)
Edina, MN 55436
Published in The Post-Bulletin on May 7, 2014