Kenneth S. Smith - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

March 7, 1925 - June 22, 2013

Kenneth Sumner Smith, age 88, of Minneapolis.  March 7, 1925 to June 22, 2013.   Kenneth was a native of Minneapolis and a graduate of Central Vocational High School.  There he found that he was good with his hands and liked to work on cars.  He joined the United States Army and served the Country from 1943 - 1946 as a mechanic in the 3394th Truck Company.  He saw duty in Germany, France, England and the Netherlands.  After being honorably discharged, "Smitty" applied his technical skills in the motor pool at the main Post Office in downtown Minneapolis where he worked exactly 30 years.  He was an avid self-taught photographer.  He was a member of The Active Lens Camera Club and the Minnetonka Camera Club where he greatly enjoyed his hobby.  Kenneth is survived by a great many local friends and cousins around the country who will miss him dearly.


  1. muffy says:


    I’ll miss talking with you and our weekly football bets which you usually won. I am so glad I was in Minnesota 2 weeks ago and that we had a few minutes of good conversation. My mom thought the world of you as did I so all I can say is you are already missed.

  2. Frank says:

    It was good to see Smitty a couple of years ago and I always enjoyed talking with him about Viv and photography and he loved sharing him projects with others. Muffy always looked forward to crib games and spending time loosing her money to him because they always had to bet a dollar or two and he was a great player. Smitty, we’ll miss you.

  3. Carol says:

    I am SO sorry that i just discovered your photos among the family belongings. I am the grandchild of your cousin Myrtle T. Brady and am working on the family geneaology. How I wish that we had been able to chat.

    Rest well dear Kenneth,

  4. Fannie Primm says:

    To the Smith Family:
    As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

    Mr. Smith was a wonderful neighbor and friend.

    Fannie Primm and daughters
    Vanguard Realty
    Minneapolis, MN

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