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Timothy John Smedstad, 49

Timothy John Smedstad, 49, a resident of rural Fergus Falls, Minn., passed away July 9, 2008.

Timothy was born on Oct. 8, 1958, in Fergus Falls, the son of Maynard and Shirlee (Stromert) Smedstad. He grew up in Fergus Falls and graduated in 1977 from Fergus Falls High School. After high school, he attended Staples Vo-Tech and completed the graphic arts program.

On Oct. 18, 1980, he married Kristi Balken at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the couple had one son, Reece.

Tim was the outside sales manager at M&R Sign Company.

Survivors include his son, Reece of Hudson, WI; Reece's mother, Kris Jensen of Hudson; one sister, Sandy (Phil) Nagorski of Buffalo, Minn.; two brothers, Craig (Kathy) Smedstad of Maple Grove and Todd (Teresa) Smedstad of Fergus Falls; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.