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Colleen Smoot

August 13, 1951 — July 23, 2022

Colleen K. Smoot, a lifelong follower of Christ was called home on July 23, 2022.  She touched the lives of all of those she met in her 70 years on Earth.

Colleen was born on August 13th, 1951 to Emmet and Loraine (Chelberg) Rose.  She was the younger sister of Linda (Friedrich).  Colleen grew up in St. Paul, MN and graduated from Washington High School in 1969.  Colleen married Marvin J. Smoot on September 12th, 1970 at First Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN.  After marrying Marvin, Colleen moved to Camp LeJeune, NC while Marvin was a member of the United States Marine Corps.  Colleen and Marvin had 4 children and was always a busy mom taking care of a husband and three active children.

Colleen devoted her life to the happiness of others.  Whether it was ensuring that the kids got to their activities on time, having food on the table, and taking care of her Husband, Colleen always put others first.  Her joy was her family, she lived through her kid’s sports, she could be found at all of the games cheering positively and making sure that Marvin, Danny and Misty knew how proud she was of them.  Her cheering followed all her children to college competition and then moved on to her Grandchildren.

Colleen found her happy place when she bought a home in Pathfinder Village in Hinckley, MN.  At Pathfinder, Colleen was able to pursue a love of crafting.  Colleen was an avid painter, created sculptures and a beautiful garden.  She loved making cards for people for all occasions as Colleen continued to celebrate others, no matter what she was doing.  She also loved QVC, thrift shopping and could always be found with her Coca Cola in hand.

Blessed for having shared her life are husband Marvin for 51 years, son Marvin (Jenna) Smoot; son Daniel (Rachel) Smoot and daughter Misty (Jeremy) Cotton; 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Colleen was preceded in death by her daughter April Leigh Smoot, and parents Emmet and Loraine Rose.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Colleen's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Visitation

Thursday, July 28, 2022

12:00 - 4:00pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 28, 2022

1:30 - 2:30pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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