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Dr. Gerald D. Smieja

Dr. Gerald D. Smieja

Breezy Point, MN

Dr. Gerald D. Smieja, 85, of Breezy Point, Minn., formerly of Richfield, Minn., passed away Feb. 13, 2014.

He was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Lucy; brothers, Ernie and Herb; and grandson, Patrick Parlin. Survived by wife, Christina; daughters, Linda Trudeau (Al), Jean Harber (John), Bonnie Parlin (Doug Skoy), Betsy Anderson (Bob) and Nancy Crowell (Troy); sons, Dave Smieja (Melinda) and Matthew Hoban (Alanna); 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was born in Bowlus, Minn., on May 4, 1928, and moved to Minneapolis and graduated from South High and Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1951. Doc Smieja was a practicing chiropractor for over 40 years in South Minneapolis.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. and memorial service at 11 a.m. at Cremation Society of MN, 7110 France Ave. S., Edina, (952-924-4100). Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Heartland Hospice and St. Joseph’s Foundation, both of Brainerd, Minn.