Ida Maxine (Salsman) Smisek

June 18, 1926 ~ December 9, 2020 (age 94)


Ida M. Smisek, age 94 of Faribault, MN and formerly of Austin, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Pleasant View Estates in Faribault.

A private family service will be held. Interment will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Austin, MN.

Ida Maxine, the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Williams) Salsman, was born on June 18, 1926 in Rolla, MO. She met the love of her life, Leonard Smisek while he was serving in the Army. They were married in September of 1945.  After Leonard’s discharge from the Army, they moved to Austin, MN. Ida was a fabulous cook, a magnificent quilter, a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Ida and Leonard spent summers at their cabin on French Lake, which they enjoyed for 60 years.  Many hours were spent swimming and fishing on the lake and provided great family unity. She also enjoyed playing cards and loved bingo.

Ida is survived by four children, Leonard Jr. (Julie) Smisek of St. Michael, MN, Sharon (Allen) Graves of Zumbro Falls, MN, Albert (Mary Kay) Smisek of Rochester, MN and Barbara (William) LaPorte of Faribault, MN; by 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rose Scott of Faribault; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; parents; and four sisters.

The family is requesting that no flowers be sent, rather reach out with your condolences.

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