Henry Smoley, 96, St. Stephen
January 20, 1920 - November 30, 2016
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in St. Stephen for Henry Smoley, age 96, of St. Stephen who passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the St. Cloud V.A. Hospital in St. Cloud. Reverend Eugene Doyle will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with full military honors.
Family and friends may call after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the church in St. Stephen. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Henry was born on January 20, 1920 in St. Stephen to John and Helen (Schumer) Smoley. He attended Anderson Aircraft School in San Diego California. In 1941 Henry entered the United States Army Air Corps and served as a mechanic during WWII. He married Lorraine Pierskalla on June 13, 1944 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel. They farmed together in St. Stephen until retiring in 1976.
He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and the St. Stephen American Legion Post #221.
Henry enjoyed traveling in his RV, bowling, dancing, watching the Minnesota Twins, crafting and woodworking. He especially loved all the time spent with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Duwayne of Rice and Irman Jane Rothstein of Altims FL; seven grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and extended family.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorraine in 2007; daughter, Carol Diederich in 2008; siblings, Mary, John, James, Frank, Albert, Mike, Joseph, Edward, Elizabeth and Dorothy.
A Special Thank You to the Staff at both the St. Cloud V. A. Health Care System and Comfort Keepers for the care given to Henry.