Colleen Mae (Fields) Smith, an amazing mother, grandmother and wife passed away surrounded by her family on November 13, 2015. Colleen was born March 20th, 1960 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota to her parents Dale and Mary Ellen Fields. She grew up in Dell Rapids and graduated from St. Mary High School in 1978. Colleen then attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education in 1982. She moved to Minnesota to pursue her teaching career and that is when she met her husband Kevin. They married on August 31st, 1985. Minnesota is where they started their family and she taught in Anoka Hennepin School District for over 30 years.
Colleen is preceded in death by her father Dale Fields, brother Thomas Fields, nephew Dale “Buddy” Fields and sister in-law Melinda Fields. Colleen is survived in death by her mother Mary Ellen Fields of Dell Rapids, husband Kevin Smith and her three sons and daughter in laws Grant (Anitrina) of Princeton, MN., Tyler (Brittany) of Kansas City, and Carter (Kyla) of Rapid City, SD., grandsons Brodrick and Gabriel, siblings Richard of Fortine, MT, Kathy (George) of Littleton, CO, Douglas (Linda) of Sioux Falls, Dennis (Marcella) of Golden, CO, and Lisa (John) of Austin, TX ;and many nephews and nieces.
A celebration of Colleen’s life will be held Thursday evening, November 19, 2015 at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in Coon Rapids, MN, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Katherine Drexel of Ramsey, Minnesota Friday November 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Colleen’s Interment Service will be held on Saturday November 21st, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Mary Cemetery in Dell Rapids, South Dakota.
Memorials may be directed in memory of Colleen to the Ronald McDonald House, St. Katherine Drexel of Ramsey Minnesota or St. Mary Catholic Church of Dell Rapids, SD.
Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com.