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Saturday, December 17, 2016

NWA Capt. Stanton M. Smith

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Capt. Stanton ‘Stan’ M. Smith
October 17, 1938 - December 15, 2016
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Stanton McMasters Smith, age 78.  Following his military sevice, Captain Smith joined Northwest Airlines 06-23-1969.  He is survived by his wife Carol.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit   http://www.thurston-lindberg.com/home/index.cfm?fh_id=14000 
which should take you directly to Captain Smith’s obituary.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held December 21st at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Oak Grove, Minnesota with visitation prior to services.  Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home of Anoka, Minnesota was entrusted with arrangements  ...  (763) 421-0220.
To the best of my knowledge, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
4075 189th Lane NW , Anoka MN 55303-9001  ...  (941) 575-6938.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary....................................
Stanton M. Smith, age 78 of Oak Grove, died on Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Stan was born October 17, 1938 in Orange, New Jersey. While serving his country in Vietnam, he was a member of the Misty squadron. He flew F100 and A7 planes in the South Dakota Air National Guard, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Stan’s passion for astronomy and flying led him to becoming a career pilot with Northwest Airlines, where he retired after 20 years of service.
Stan was an avid model train enthusiast and he enjoyed escaping from the cold Minnesota winters to Florida, particularly to his home in Punta Gorda and vacationing on Sanibel Island. Most of all, Stan loved his family and friends, lending a helping hand to his neighbors and cherishing time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Stan is survived by his loving wife, Carol; daughter, Andrea (Cal) Fogelman; sons, Michael (Terry) Smith, and Scott Smith; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Penny Mariani, Marian (John) Freeman, and Kim (John) Pflug.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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