Melania B. <I>Brandtner</I> Smith

Melania B. Brandtner Smith

Birth
Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
Death 11 Apr 2015 (aged 96)
Burial New Hope, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 144996317 · View Source
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Age 96 years, went home in the arms of Our Lord on April 11, 2015. Preceding her in death was her loving husband of 65 years, George Smith. Melania was the 13th child of 14 children born to Carl and Anna Brandtner in Melrose, MN. All of her siblings and their spouses have preceded her in death. Melania's mother died when she was five years old. She left Melrose at the tender age of 13 to live with her sister Margaret and her husband Irving Wald in Minneapolis. While there, she held jobs with other families while attending Washburn High School. It was there that she met her husband George. They married in 1939. In 1949 they settled in Robbinsdale, MN, where they were long time members of St. Austin Catholic Church. In 1961 they bought a little corner grocery store which became Smith's Quik Trip Superette and they worked together in that little northside store for 20 years.


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  • Created by: Bob
  • Added: 14 Apr 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144996317
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melania B. Brandtner Smith (5 Jul 1918–11 Apr 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144996317, citing Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47155955) .