Michael Smishek

Michael John Smishek

Saturday, September 8th, 1945 - Sunday, June 14th, 2020
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Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Smishek will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 18, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow at St. Edward’s Cemetery in Minneota. The funeral Mass will be live streamed on the Holy Redeemer website: Follow the prompts from the website's home page to watch the Mass, or copy and paste this link:

Michael John Smishek, age 74, of Marshall died at his home on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

Michael was born on September 8, 1945, to Harry and Stella (Lubinski) Smishek in Marshall. He attended school in Minneota, Faribault and Owatonna and returned to Minneota after finishing school. He worked in Redwood Falls for several years and ultimately settled down in Marshall where he worked at Advance Opportunities. Michael loved trips to see his family and participating in Special Olympics. He was an avid reader and a master with mechanical deconstruction. He loved to watch the Minnesota Twins and both the Minneota and Minnesota Vikings. Michael also loved to shop for treasures including cards, dominoes, pens and books. He loved all things related to trains and going for car rides and exploring historic sites.

Michael is survived by his nieces, nephews, sister-in-law and extended family: David, Brian and Neal Smishek, Danna Smishek, Darcy, Kyle and Jared Cline, Jason Smishek; Judith (Donald) Smishek and Stuart and Amy Smishek; Jane, Mike, Jacquelyn, McKenna and Justin Schwarz and Josslyn, Drew, Owen and Waylon Gulden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Richard, and sister-in-law, Harriet, and his brother, Donald.

Michael was a true joy to everyone who knew him. We will always miss his smiling face and toothy grin. Heaven has welcomed another Angel.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 2:00pm
    Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
    503 W. Lyon St.
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  • Interment

    St. Edward Catholic Cemetery
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Deb Picht

Posted at 04:17pm
Danna and family, I am so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. One thing I will never forget about Michael is how he loved his polka music. He was also a member of the Marshall Area Special Olympic team. He loved to bowl. RIP Michael!!

Craig Holland Posted at 09:44pm

Michael is one of the most amazing persons I have ever met. His ability to remember things was incredible. Chilton manuals, maps, the name of every catholic church in Minnesota, Presidents of the United states (plus their VPs & Cabinet complete with names and dates) or anyone who ever played for the Twins, he knew it all. I remember his love for mechanical things, cards, pens and all the things he collected for his 'hobby.' I am grateful for the privilege of knowing you Michael. RIP

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