Smith, Michael Donald


Michael Donald Smith, 63, of Winona, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Lake Winona Manor.

Mike was born on February 9, 1955, in Winona, to Donald and Mardell (Cisewski) Smith. He graduated from Cotter High School in 1973. Mike received his electrician’s license and became a member of IBEW Local 343, working for various area companies. On August 10, 1984, he married Julie Krieger.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and feeding and watching birds. He took many gambling trips to Las Vegas with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law, and was an avid golfer once a year at the Morrie Miller Memorial Golf Tournament.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; daughter, Maddie (Patrick) Bohn; grandchildren, Elise and Benjamin Olson and their father, Brian Olson; parents, Donald and Mardell; sister, Nancy (Tom) Erickson; two brothers, Rich Smith and Bob (Jan) Smith; nieces and nephews, Laura, Amy, Reid, Graham, Barrett, Lincoln, Molly and Sarah; mother-in-law, Dorothy Krieger; and sister-in-law, Karen (Paul) Pretzel.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jenny Olson; and father-in-law, Alfred Krieger.
A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Jenny Hoff. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Mike will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in a private family service.

Please share a memory of Mike, sign his online guestbook, and view his video tribute when it becomes available at

Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.

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