Kelly Jo Smetana

Kelly Jo Smetana of Hugo, formerly of Pine City, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the age of 38.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. A time of visitation is planned for Thursday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City and also one hour prior to the Mass in the St. Anthony Commons Area at the church. Memorials are preferred to the family.


Kelly Smetana of Hugo, formerly of Pine City, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the age of 38.

Kelly Jo Smetana was born on May 30, 1981, to Wally and Sue (Sauter) Smetana in Mora. She was the baby of the family and was welcomed home by her brother and two sisters.

Kelly was raised in Pine City and graduated from Pine City High School in 2000. She moved to the metro area where she attended college and worked at Biff’s Sports Bar. She was a favorite server due to her contagious laugh and smile.

Kelly will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Kelly is survived by her parents Wally and Sue Smetana of Pine City; brother Ben (Jaci) Smetana of White Bear Lake; sisters Kerri (Jesse) Norring of Stacy, Krissy (Jacob) Valvoda of Pine City; nieces Lexa, Reagan, Reese and Stella; nephews Bohdan, Moses, Lincoln, Axel and Auggie; several aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved dog Shadow.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Joseph Smetana II, Ben and Irene Sauter, Gene and Lorraine Mullins; uncle Jim Doran and cousin Zeno Sauter.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly Friday, June 7 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. 

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service – Swanson Chapel of Pine City. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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