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Dixie J. Smith 1946-2010

May 4, 2010

JANESVILLE, MN — A Celebration of Life for former Emmetsburg resident Dixie J. Smith of Waterville, MN, was Friday, April 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville, MN.

Dixie Smith, 64, died Monday, April 26, 2010, in Rochester, MN. It was Dixie’s wish to will her body to the University of Minnesota Medical Anatomy Bequest Program.

Dixie Jean was born Feb. 26, 1946, in Spencer, the daughter of Delmer and June (Wells)?Shatto. She graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1964.

On Feb. 29, 1964, Dixie and Verlyn L. Smith were married in Jackson, MN. The couple lived in Lake Crystal and Janesville before moving to Waterville, MN in 1996. Dixie worked for Hillcrest Health Care Center in Mankato, MN, and as a Clerk Specialist for the last 15 years at Blue Earth County Human Services. She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville, MN.

Survivors include her husband, Verlyn of Waterville, MN; her son, Dennis (Lisa)?Smith of Mapleton, MN; daughter, Dawn Smith of Elysian, MN; and five grandchildren. Also surviving are her father, Delmer Shatto of Missoula, MT; brothers, Ken Shatto of Missoula, MT, and Ron (Holly)?Shatto of Kalispell, MT; and four sisters, Kathy (Gale)?Haddick of Polson,?MT, Susie (Don)?Haberkon  of Elephant Butte, NM, Monica (Ron) Shatto of Missoula, MT, and Karen (Ron)?Hines of Wheat Ridge,?CO.

Dixie Smith was preceded in death by her mother, June Shatto; and a brother, Jeff Shatto.