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Fred Willis Smith, 77, of Wells, MN, died Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home in Wells, MN. Memorial Services will be private with family at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells with Military Honors by the Wells Color Guard. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN at a later date. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.

Fred W. Smith was born July 2, 1941 in Lexington, TN, one of 6 sons born to Doyle Sr. and Ruth Smith. Fred was an honor student in High School. He entered the US Army in 1962 and served his county honorably through three tours to Vietnam. He retired from the US Army after 20 years. After his Honorable discharge, he and his longtime partner, Sharon Hodge, moved from Illinois to Wells, MN to be closer to her family. Fred enjoyed being outside, and walking around town.

He is survived by his partner of 43 years, Sharon Hodge of Mapleton Community Home; Sharon's family and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers.