Patricia L. Smith 1931—2020
Patricia L. Smith, 89, formerly of Freeport, IL passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 in White Bear Lake, MN. She was born on October 27, 1931 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Carl Price and Sara Elizabeth (Deeney) Scott. She moved to Freeport at a young age and attended Freeport schools graduating with the class of 1950. She worked in manufacturing retiring from Newell Manufacturing in 1989. She was an avid bowler, bowling on many league teams and taught bowling to children on Saturday mornings at the Star Bowl. After retirement, she relocated to White Bear Lake, MN to live closer to her family.
Surviving are her children Curtis (Terrie) Smith and Melinda (Timothy) Monigold, both of White Bear Lake, MN; seven grandchildren Chad (Catherine) Heck, April Monigold (Rufus Gulick), Timothy (Cole Wagner) Monigold, and Megan (Cale) Drange all of Minnesota; Carrie (Jon) Robey of Freeport; Grant Smith (Hillary Cook) of Washington DC and Gavin Smith of Tampa FL; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her parents Carl and Helen Scott and Sara and Ralph Wohlford; granddaughter Karla Heck; step-sister Lona (Phil) Kniskern; and step-brother Larry Slamp.
Arrangement have been made with Mueller Memorial Funeral & Cremation of White Bear Lake, MN. There is no funeral service scheduled and cremation rights have been accorded. Internment will occur at a future date.
Published in The Freeport Journal Standard from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2021.