Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Mathias Smith, age 91, who died Saturday at the V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Church in Rockville. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.
Mathias was born in Pearl Lake to Stanley and Louisa (George) Smith. He married Doris Mae Schneider on July 15, 1950 at the Naval Chapel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mathias served in the Navy from 1942 -1963. He was the Postmaster in Rockville for 20 years. Mathias enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. Mathias loved his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; Children, Matthew of WA, Kim (Al) Schneider of St. Cloud, Kelly (Don) Schneider of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Matthew, Jr. and Lauren Smith, Eric and Hillary Schneider and Kate Schneider.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Stanley; sisters, Leona, Catherine, and Dorothy.
The family would like to thank the staff at the V.A. Medical Center for the care they extended to Mathias and his family.