Smith, Marylee (nee Rud)

Smith, Marylee (nee Rud)

January 6, 1952 – May 2, 2019
Died peacefully in her home Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, at age 67. Born on January 6th, 1952 to Lyle and Ruth (Thom) Rud in Fergus Falls. She was raised by her adoptive parents Albert and Dorothy (Thom) Pearson from birth, in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Marylee is survived by her companion, Tony Rodriguez; sons, Michael (Sharon) Smith of Champlin, David (Julie) Smith of Prior Lake and Matthew Severson of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Zachary, Merisa, Eli, Ziva, Sadie, Kelsey, Kendra and Emily; brother, Daryle Meder of Las Vegas; sisters, Diane (Butch) Klinnert of Breckenridge, MN, Linda (Donald) Bergerud of Minnetonka, Patricia (Craig) Zimmer of Akeny, Iowa and Kathleen (Tristan) Smith of Spring, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews. Marylee was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle Rud; Ruth and Sidney Meder, Dorothy and Albert Pearson; and sister, Brenda (Meder) Wigdahl. A celebration of Marylee’s life will be held in June 2019, in Champlin, MN. A private burial will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls, MN. (Published in the Star Tribune May 12, 2019.)