November 20, 1932 - December 11, 2017
Burial Date: December 30, 2017
A Memorial Mass will be held 12:00 pm, Saturday, December 30, 2017, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Rd, Duluth. There will be a visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials are preferred to St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
Dorothy Smart, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, December 11, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. She was born November 20, 1932 to Charles and Leona (Walczak) Krysiak in Duluth, Minnesota.
Dorothy grew up in Duluth, and graduated from Denfeld High School. She worked for Minnesota Power and Light, retiring in 1995. Dorothy met her first husband Ernest “Bud” at an Air Force dance, and they were united in marriage in 1956, together raising three sons. After Bud’s passing, she then married Warren Martinson in 1996. They spent many happy days together, and built a home on Sand Lake. Dorothy enjoyed camping, doing arts and crafts, and hosting parties. She was a caring mother and grandmother, with a great sense of humor. She will be dearly missed by her family.
She is preceded in death by; her parents; first husband Ernest ‘Bud’ Smart, second husband Warren Martinson; brother James Krysiak; sister-in-law Marilyn Krysiak.
Dorothy is survived by; three sons, J. (LuAnn) Smart, Paul (Susan) Smart, Kyle (Wendy) Smart; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Charles Krysiak, sister-in-law Joyce Krysiak, extended family and friends.
Big thank you to the wonderful caring staff at St. Luke’s, floor #2. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy’s name to St. Lawrence Church are preferred.
A Memorial Mass will be held 12:00 pm, Saturday, December 30, 2017, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Rd, Duluth. There will be a visitation one hour prior to service.