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Funeral announcements will be posted here and on Zion’s Prayer Group (Facebook group for active members and attenders)

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December 31, 2020

Beverly Smith Memorial Service - Date TBA


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Sympathy to Frank Smith and the family & friends of Bev Smith. Beverly passed away on April 18, 2020. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

The date listed is not the date for this service. The date will be updated when arrangements are finalized.

Bev Smith

Beverly Darlene Torrin Smith, 84, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2020, from natural causes.  

Beverly graduated from Roseau Secondary school in 1954. She earned a master's degree in transportation in Minneapolis, MN.  Beverly married Frank Joseph Smith Jr. in July of 1958. 

They lived in Brooklyn Center, Osseo, and Montrose, Minnesota. Beverly worked at Tennent, MusicLand, Randalls, and others as a truck dispatcher.

Beverly was devoted to her family and church. She loved traveling to the cabin with Frank, reading, playing cards and dominoes with her grandkids, and word-finds. Her favorite bird was a hummingbird.

Beverly is preceded in death by parents Oscar and Florence Torrin and granddaughter Rachel Smith. She is survived by husband Frank, sisters Erma Gorder and Ione Laycock, brother Darryl Torrin, children Charles Smith, Elizabeth Johnson, Michelle Timm, and Diane Braunschweig, 13 grandchildren: Abby, Angel, Cassie, Dailyn, Erin, Evan, Haven, Jeramiah, Katrina, Keith, Lucy, Tony, and Trisha, and 4 great-grandkids: Kenna, Theo, Odin and a great-grandson to be born summer 2020. 

The family requests no flowers, please! Memorials to Zion Lutheran Church (PO Box 88, Buffalo, MN 55313) or gifts to the family are appreciated.

"Honor her for all that her hands have done"  

Proverbs 31:31


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Brenda Sienkiewicz Memorial Service - Date TBA


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Sympathy to the family & friends of Brenda Sienkiewicz. Brenda passed away on April 26, 2020. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

The date listed is not the date for this service. The date will be updated when arrangements are finalized.

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Maurean Fellger Memorial Service - Date TBA


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Sympathy to the family & friends of Maurean Fellger. Maurean passed away on February 7, 2020. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

The date listed is not the date for this service. The date will be updated when arrangements are finalized.

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Scott Lilja Memorial Service - Date TBA


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Sympathy to the family & friends of Scott Lilja. Scott passed away on May 3, 2020. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

The date listed is not the date for this service. The date will be updated when arrangements are finalized.

Scott Lilja, 58, passed away peacefully with family by his side May 3 after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Scott was well-known and respected nationwide in the automotive retail and wholesale industries for his career as senior vice president of members services for the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and vice president and chief operating officer of NADA Used Car Guide.

He earned accolades through his career while building strong business alliances and countless friendships.

Scott was an academic All-America football player at Macalester College in St. Paul, where he graduated with honors with degrees in political science and economics and a master’s degree in business administration.

He was a force of nature, strong and positive, who took every challenge and met it with no hesitation and no fear, and a mentor for many in business and in life. 

He is survived by his sister, Amy Griffith (John), nephews Patrick and Jack Griffith, nieces Kirsti and Katie Lilja, and stepson Justin Crook, and was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Jo Ann Lilja, wife Linda Lilja and brother Eric Lilja.

Burial will be at St. Timothy’s Cemetery in Maple Lake, Minn., at a date to be determined. A memorial/celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (www.cancer.org), or Critter Cavalry Rescue, 608 Eastcastle Court, Franklin, TN 37069 (www.crittercavalry.com).


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Sharon Opheim Memorial Service - Date TBA


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Sympathy to Jim Opheim and the family & friends of Sharon Opheim. Sharon passed away on April 2, 2020. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

The date listed is not the date for this service. The date will be updated when arrangements are finalized.

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