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1943 Dale 2024

Dale Smolnisky

May 6, 1943 — March 6, 2024

Litchfield

Dale Smolnisky passed away in hospice care at Meeker Manor of Litchfield on March 6, 2024 at the age of 80. A prayer service for Dale will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home at 4:30PM. A visitation will be held from 3:00-4:30PM prior to the service. 

Dale grew up in a small town in South Dakota.  Following his graduation Dale proudly served his country in the United States Navy.  After meeting his future wife Linda in college they both became teachers in Litchfield, MN where they spent the remainder of their lives and Dale pursued his own business.  Dale was an enthusiastic and very active participant in his community serving on the School Board, the Hospital Board, Litchfield City Council, and the Meeker County Board of Commissioners.  He was also involved in Kiwanis, Rotary, the American Legion Post 104, the VFW Post 2818, Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited where he worked on and supported many projects.  Dale enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips with his friends over the years. 

Dale was an adventurous traveler who visited many foreign countries and cultures.  This coupled with his voracious appetite for reading and studying contributed greatly to Dales world view.  It was obvious that Dale held the belief that, as world citizens, our basic needs and desires which unite us far outweigh the politics and distances that divide us.  And in true Dale form, he was more than happy to share any of his bits of wit and wisdom with anyone who would listen.  

Dale is survived by his only child Greta. He was preceded in death by his loving Wife Linda, and parents Sanroe and Susan Smolnisky.

In Lieu of flowers, donations preferred to: International Rescue Committee or Feed my Starving Children.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

3:00 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Johnson-Hagglund Funeral & Cremation Service

125 S Armstrong Ave, Litchfield, MN 55355

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

Johnson-Hagglund Funeral & Cremation Service

125 S Armstrong Ave, Litchfield, MN 55355

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