Funeral Services for Arline C. Smith, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. Pastor Vern Harris will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the funeral home. Arline died on Monday, June 4, 2012 at Good Samaritan Center, Albert Lea. Arline Campbell Smith was born on February 7, 1918, in College View, Nebraska, presently
Lincoln, Nebraska, to Clayton and Mable (Barmore) Campbell. Her family moved to Albert Lea, MN, when she was 8 years old. She graduated from Albert Lea
High School in 1935. Following graduation she was employed at Wilson & Co. and worked in the office for 6 years, where she met her husband Jack Smith, a high school class mate. Jack and Arline were married on June 10, 1941. In the spring of 1943, Jack was stationed at Bradley Field at Suffield Connecticut for 10 months and Arline was able to join him there
before he was transferred overseas. Arline then returned to Albert Lea and worked for American Gas for four years. After Jacks return from WWII, two daughters were born to them and Arline did custom
sewing in her home while raising the girls. In 1959 she returned to full time office work at Universal Milking Machine, Co working in accounts payable. Prior to her retirement, she and Jack took a trip to Hawaii and then retired on the same day in 1978. In their early retirement they spent three months in California during winter, at four separate times.
Arline enjoyed many hobbies including golf, sewing, knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, reading and quilting projects. She shared her crafts and handiwork with many friends and family. Jack and Arline were active members of the Albert Lea Church of Christ for many years. She is survived by her daughters Trudy (Gary) Lerud of St. Cloud, MN and JoAnn (Jim) Hill of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Darrin (Francine) Lerud and son Calvin of Whitefish, MT, Emily (Kipp) Hardison and sons Merik and Gunnar of St Cloud, MN, Jennifer (Mark) Wedin and daughters
Hayley, Faith, and Abby of Alden, MN; and Jody(Steve) Schultz of Bloomington, MN. Arline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Eva Christiansen and infant sister Dorothy Campbell, and many brothers and sisters in-law. Arline was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother whose God given talents and love will be greatly missed.
Read Arline Smith's Obituary and Guestbook on www.bonnerupfuneralservice.com.