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Joan Smith

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Joan Alice Smith, age 76 of New Hampton, died Monday evening, January 25, 2010, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday February 2, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. The pall will be placed by Joan’s four children. Crossbearers will be Chianne Eischeid and Dalton Eischeid. Interment will be in the New Hampton City Cemetery with Joan’s grandsons, Robert Finnegan, Garrett Testroet, Lance Testroet, Logan Smith, Taylor Smith and her nephews, Chris Ostland and Brian Loes as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Joan’s granddaughters, Lori Eischeid, Karrey Smith, Danielle Testroet, MacKenzie Smith and Courtney Ball. Friends may call from 4 - 7 p.m. Monday at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Joan Alice Smith was born January 4, 1934, in Charles City, Iowa the daughter of Glen and Irene (Ellis) Springer. She received her education in Charles City. On June 6, 1951, Joan was united in marriage to Gilbert Frank Smith of Nashua. To this union four children were born, three daughters and one son. Joan worked seventeen years, for Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, before retiring. She then joined her husband Frank in over-the-road trucking, until his retirement. Frank died in May of 1992 at the age of 59. Joan enjoyed baking and was a good cook. She loved doing things for others but the time she was able to spend with her family was the most special of all. Joan is survived by her son, Doug (Linda) Smith of Cresco; three daughters, Linda (Tom) Finnegan of Tucson, AZ, Terry (Gary) Ball of Harrison, TN and Peg (Dan) Testroet of New Hampton; ten grandchildren, Robert (Roxanne) Finnegan, Garrett Testroet, Lance Testroet, Logan Smith, Taylor Smith, Lori (Tony) Eischeid, Karrey Smith, Danielle Testroet, MacKenzie Smith and Courtney Ball; five great-grandchildren, Dalton Eischeid, Chianne Eischeid, Autumn Delacruz, Kyle Delacruz and Damian Valenzuela; one brother, Glen (Nancy) Springer of Lansing. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank in 1992; two sisters, Betty Rath and Norma Kobliska.

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  1. You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother. She lived life each day and thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends. God bless you all! Joe and Sharon

  2. Terry, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. With the help of time, God’s love will ease the pain. My prayers for you and your family.

  3. Mom, you will be missed. As I left you sitting peacefully in that chair on my way to Japan, I cherished our last moment together & all the memories of a lifetime. You were the rock for all of us & provided guidance & love when times got tough. I love you Mom.

  4. Joan provided many of the warm memories that I have of growing up in Iowa. Overnight stays with she and her family in their county homes are memories that I cherish. I will miss her.

  5. Terry, Losing a parent is so hard. I know you will miss her. If there is anything I can do for you here at work, please let me know.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Joan’s family. Losing a mother, and grandmother is so very difficult. May all your fond memories of Joan help carry you through this difficult time. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  7. Peg and family I`m sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.Just remember there is no limit to how much love and joy a heart can hold.Fill yours up with loving memories of her. You are in my thought and prayers.

  8. Peg and all the families our deepest sympathy to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. I am so sorry about the loss of your mother… I know how important and loved she was and how missed she will be! All of your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Peg, Dan, and Kids, So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Alot of good memories of Joan when growing up and visiting the Smith home. Hugs and prayers to you all. Love, Cindy and Larry

  11. Terry, we are so sorry for your loss. We are encouraged and grateful to God that you understand and hold close His perfect plan for us. Our prayers for you and your family will be of an infilling of kind and sweet memories of your loving mother, and that any grief would be replaced with joy and anticipation in seeing her in our Lord’s eternal home. God bless you all. Jim & Ruthann Nielsen.

  12. Our sincerest sympathy to the family. I remember a wonderful afternoon I spent with your Mom at Terry & Gary’s house in Tennessee. We had the nicest visit. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Marcy, Steve & Michaela Leaf

  13. We are very sorry for your loss Terry. My wife and I will keep you and your family in our prayers and intentions. It has been a pleasure working with you at Shaw and please let me know if there is any I can do for you. Respectfully, Jeremy and Jennifer Behling

  14. Peg and family, My thoughts are with you and your family. May your memories be sweet and help you through this difficult time. Lisa Reicks

  15. Terry, I will be in prayer for you and your family during your time of bereavement. May God’s blessings be upon you.

  16. PEG, DAN AND FAMILY, WE HAVE SUCH FOND MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT AT YOUR MOM’S HOUSE – SHE ALWAYS MADE US FEEL SO WELCOME. I DON’T THINK I EVER SAW HER WITHOUT A SMILE. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. BOB AND LEANN VORWALD

  17. Terry, I am so sorry to learn of your Mother’s death. My prayer is that your family’s sorrow will soon be replaced with only happy memories. I’ll be thinking of you. B.

  18. Doug, Linda and family. Sorry to hear about your mom, and you being so far away, but she knew in her heart your love. You did all you could, don’t look back and remember only the good times. Thinking of you and your family. Randy and Jane

  19. Terry, I am very sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers are with you and your family. Teresa

  20. Terry, Anna and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be praying for you and your family. Lance and Anna Starks

  21. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. To all Joan’s family. I always enjoyed visiting with her, she was always so happy and always smiling. I know it will be hard to let go, but remember all the good times you have had with her and remember she is now with your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Randy and Mary Jane Leach

  23. Peg and Dan and family, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. God Bless you and your family. Love Sharon & Roger Long

  24. Mom, I will not be afraid. I will always remember what you would say to me, ‘I love you daughter, don’t ever forget how much I love you.’ These words flow not only to me but to all of us that were touched by your love.

  25. Grandma, You were always there for me from a child, tweens, teens, and adulthood! You would sit up with me at night to comfort me or just to have a few beers! You always treated my friends like they were your own and they loved you for it! I’m glad that you are finally with Grandpa because I know that you have been wanting this for quite some time! I can feel the two of you looking down on us (and a little laughter too) at your entire family! I love you and you will always be in my heard forever! – Lori

  26. Terry, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Don and Tina Archer

  27. Peg, Dan and family, Thinking of you and hoping you find comfort and peace through the love and consolation of all who care about you. Know that you are, and will remain in our prayers.

  28. Peg..I am sorry I wrote Deb above…Why ..well that is me..anyway I want you to know you have my Sympathy. Margo

  29. Mom: I love you. You will always be remembered for your sincere acts of kindness to everyone…always putting their needs ahead of yours. You truly did a great job raising us four children. I find comfort knowing that there is no time between now and heaven. It will be like we never parted. My faith will carry me there safe and sound for a grand homecoming. Your daughter….Terry

  30. I am so sorry Deb..It is always so hard to lose someone you love so much. May the wonderful memories of your Mom help ease the loss of someone so dear to your heart. Love Margo

  31. Tom/Linda/Robert/Lori – Terry/Gary/Courtney – Peg/Dan, Sorry to see the passing of your mom/grandma. I’ll never forget being a little boy on North Foley Ave and walking over to the Finnegans’ for a Fri or Sat night gathering. Joan would squeeze my cheeks and give me big kiss on the cheek every time I saw her. She will be missed. My deepest sympathies. Jeff Munson & family

  32. Peg and Dan and family, We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. God Bless you and your family. Linda and Gary and Matt

  33. Terry, Courtney & Gary, You & your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time. May you forever hold your wonderful dear memories close forever. May God be with you and keep you all safe on your trip. God Bless, Salina

  34. My sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. May your memories bring you peace and healing.

  35. Peg, I,am so sorry to here about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Take care, Jean Ann

  36. To Joan’s Family — So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Know that she is with your Dad and that they are in a better place. Time will help heal your sorrow – keep all the great memories of her close to you heart.


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