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Edward E. Smith, 64

Edward E. ('Mud Cat') Smith, of New Richmond and formerly of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. He was 64.

He was born the son of Ernest and Crystal (Brunner) Smith on Oct. 12, 1944 at Stillwater.

Edward recently retired from Andersen Windows and loved mowing and snowplowing with his John Deere equipment.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; son, Keith Smith and fiancé Mary Meyer; daughter, Wendy Smith; brothers, Sherm Smith and Tom Smith; brother-in-law, Mark (Julie) Larson; sister-in-law, Marie (George) Polzin; nieces and nephews, David (Janelle) Smith, Penny Smith, Mandy Smith, Gena Polzin, Leonard Polzin, Luke Larson, Kevin Larson; and Edward's black lab, Miss K.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Crystal Smith.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m., Monday at First Lutheran Church and for an hour before the service. Interment was in Willow River Cemetery in Hudson.

Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond provided arrangements.