Delores Smith

Delores “Susie” M. Smith, 69, of Philbrook passed away May 6, 2017 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Motley, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Interment will be at St. James Cemetery in Philbrook.

Arrangements are with the Taylor Funeral Home, Staples.

Delores was born on June 16, 1947 in Mandan, North Dakota to Casper and Pauline (Weber) Berger, the youngest of 16 children. Susie was an active member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Motley. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Lakewood Health System, cleaned houses and worked at Madden’s in Brainerd. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and gardening.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence; two sons, Leonard (Lisa Nobel) and Paul (Michelle); three daughters, Connie (Jeff) Bello, Stacy (Tom) Beckner and Carol (Derrick) Longworth; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Wirtz, Mae Steele, Virgina Jones; one brother, Albert Berger; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, John, Monica, Isabel, Tony, Anna Mary, Kenneth, Richard, Joseph, James, Kasper and Leveratus.

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