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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Annabelle and my mom, Rosie(Gress) Haugen, are cousins.. she was always so very kind whenever family...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Richard and Laura Haugen Hills

“Your all in out thoughts and prayers ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Kuhn

“When I drive past Anne's house, I always remember what great times I had there. I miss those days of playing in the snow, and coming in to enjoy some...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Brittany Klein

“Sherry, Susan, Bob and Jesse...my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. I always enjoyed chatting with your mom when I visited...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Rick and Cindy Smith, Chesapeake, Va

“Bob, I don't remember where I was when I first met your Mom many, many years ago when we were kids, but I do remember how nice and sweet she was-- I...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Shawn Makelke

“Your mother was a very wonderful person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Karen ressler pantaleone

“My Mom (Rose Landeis) was always very fond of Annabelle. I remember visits to the Smith farm as a child and that was a special occasion. May she...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Landeis

“My Sympathy goes out to the Annabelle Smith Family. You mom was a wonderful Person She adjusted our crops for many years .A wonderful women and...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Diane George

“our sympathy goes out to the family members and the Gress families. Annabelle adjusted crops for us during the drought very kind and understanding...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Joan and Al Kovash

“Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss of a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, relative, and friend. Florence Hatzenbuhler and...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Wayne Hatzenbuhler

“My thoughts and prayers are with you . ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Kuhn

“Sending our condolences to the family and friends of Annabelle. Sorry we are unable to the attend the funeral, but we send our prayers and thoughts...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Keith & Debbie Knoll

“My condolences to the Smiths and the Gresses. this is Cousin Angie in California, and I speak as well for my siblings, Anton Gress in Phillipsburg,...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Evangeline (Angie) Gress Whitehead

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Erica Boyle

“Our thought r with the family with Annebelle' s passing. She always had smile 4 everyone. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Margie Charvat Muth

“Prayers to the smith and gress family.... Ann will be missed by us all ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Karyn Gress Udland

Annabelle Smith, 87, Mandan, passed away November 24, 2016 at Sanford Continuing Care Center on Sunset in Mandan surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony, ND with Rev. Christopher Kadrmas as celebrant. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery rural Mandan following the funeral service. Visitation will be held Monday, November 28, 2016 from 3:00-8:00 pm at Weigel Funeral Home, with a St. Anthony's Christian Mothers Rosary at 7:00 pm followed by a Parish Vigil. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Annabelle was born on November 20, 1929 to Peter and Mathilda Gress in Prosser, Washington. The family moved back to the Crown Butte area in 1933. She attended country schools through grade school and graduated from Mandan High School. Annabelle married Robert C. Smith on April 11, 1950 in Mandan. They owned and operated a dairy, beef and small grain farm south of Mandan. Annabelle enjoyed living in the country and she took great pride in being a homemaker and a mother, as well as working beside Bob on the farm. She always made sure visitors to her home did not leave hungry. She also took great pride in her green plants and gardens and tended them with special care. Annabelle worked for 20 plus years as a crop insurance adjuster and loved visiting with the people she was helping. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the St. Anthony's Christian Mothers. Above all, her family was the center of her life and she took great pride and joy in them. Annabelle will be deeply missed by her daughters, Sherry (Dennis) Gustin and Susan (Elmer) Mattson; sons, Robert (Karen) and Jesse (DeAnna) all of Mandan, ND; 10 grandchildren: Jessica Gustin, Katie (Steve) Stensgard, Sarah (Richie) Heinrich, Randy (Melissa) Mattson, Michelle (Steve) Kaufman, Cody (Chelsey) Smith, Destiny Smith, Hope Smith, Matt Smith and Allison Smith; 8 great-grandchildren: Nicole, Brad, Veronica, Celic, Lauren, Isaac, Clyde, and Lucas; sisters, Shirley Dowd, St. Paul, MN and Mary Kottke, Omaha, NE; brothers Dennis (Dawn) Gress and Frank (Mary) Gress, both of Mandan ND; sisters-in-laws, Shirley Marek, Colorado Springs, CO, LaVerne Gress, Bismarck, ND and Carol Gress, Williston, ND; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Annabelle was preceded in death by her husband Bob who died on October 21, 1991; her parents; granddaughter, Rachel Smith; sister, JoAnn (Ben) Ackerson; brothers, Paul Gress and Harry Gress; and brothers-in-law, Jack Dowd, Joe Marek, and Lawrence (Betty) Smith.

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