Dean Smith


Dean Smith, 75, of Bismarck, passed away on July 18, 2022, in a Bismarck Hospital.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Moldenhauer officiating.  Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A livestream of the service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Dean was born on Feb. 14, 1947, to Walter and Aloise (Ross) Smith in Thief River Falls, MN.  He attended school in Middle River, MN and graduated in 1965.  Dean served in the US Army in 1966 during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1969.  He married Sandy and had two children together, Robert and Michelle who were such a blessing to Dean.  They divorced and later married Lavonne Lundt in 1992.  Dean worked for AAA North Dakota and later AmeriPride Service which is where he retired.

He loved fishing, dogs and watching the Minnesota Vikings.

He is survived by his wife Lavonne, of Bismarck, two children, Robert Smith, of Florida, and Michelle (Matt) Chapple of Baton Rouge, LA; three grandchildren, Madison, Mason and Zac; and two sisters, Faye Emmons, of Thief River Falls, MN, Marsha (Robert) Bren, of Minneapolis, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Jerry Smith.

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Lavonne, I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers going out to you and the family! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

i had the privilege of being your friend for years. Walt called us a couple of hooligans but we were pretty mellow compared to that definition . He was always teasing us! I had just called you a few days before, you mentioned you had other issues, but I never expected this to occur. Going to miss you friend…you were such a great guy! I asked you if you still believed and you confirmed you did. So I guess we will meet again and talk about it all. Prayers for your family and wife to help them through your passing. See you on the other side.
James carriere

I am so sorry for the loss of your father.
Julie and Andrew

Michelle, Robbie & family,
I’m so sorry for your loss, I know you will all miss him and so will I. I’m so glad he’s in a better place now, sending my condolences, love you guys, auntie faye.