Claude L. Smith - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

June 21, 1935 - April 3, 2021

Claude L. Smith

Age 85, of Minneapolis. Survived by wife, Mary Ann Smith; daughter, Merry Lindner; grandchildren, Leah Guille, Mackenzie Guille, Krystal Lindner and Scarlett Lindner; great-grandchildren, Henry, Aubrey, Edward, Leo and Andrew; sister, Betty; and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents Claude and Jennie Smith; and sister, Laura.


  1. Mike O'Brien says:

    He will be deeply missed. RIP my friend.

  2. David Kuhns says:

    To the Smith Family:
    Claude will always be remembered as a great guy. I will remember his smile which always seemed to be there.
    He will be in our hearts and prayers.

  3. Bruce Giller says:

    Claude was always steady, always calm and always easy to work with. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

  4. Mike Haase says:

    I’ll remember Claude in many positive ways-with a big smile and a great sense of humor, always great with a story and a great family man.

  5. Hart Blomquist says:

    Im liked and respected Claude. He knew when to work and when to play. He was a great leader. My love and prayers too Mary Ann and the rest of his family.

  6. Debra Sunnarborg says:

    Dear Mary Ann, Merry, and Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Uncle Claude was someone I looked up to as a child and I have always respected him. He was kind, genuine, firm, did what he said and definitely a leader that set the bar high within our family. We all know his parents thought the world of him as well as his sisters. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with each one of you. We Love you, Neil & Deb.

  7. Gordy Longton says:

    Claude was a wonderful leader and mentor to me from the time I started and throughout my career there. His warmth and and sense of humor were things to admire. Proud to have called him my friend for so many years. My sincere condolences to Mary Ann, Merry and the family.

  8. Timothy Thompson says:

    Claude has been a friend for more than 50 years. Always ready to help whenever needed. We worked together at the airport as well as Canterbury Downs. He knew how to have fun. So sorry to hear about his passing. Condolences to Mary Ann and family.
    Tim Thompson

  9. Mark says:

    May Claude find eternal rest. Praying that he is with the Lord, his parents (Claude & Jennie), his sister (Laura) and his three children (Cynthia, Stephen & Dennis) all of whom have gone before him. Praying for peace to be found by Mary Ann, his older sister Betty as well as all family and friends. Our days are limited, hold on to the hope found in Jesus. I have fond memories of my Great-Uncle Claude.

  10. Joseph J Kormendy says:

    Sincere thoughts of the passing of Claude may he rest in peace

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