Edward William Smisek died June 17. He was 88.

Mr. Smisek was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Foreston, Minn. He served during World War II and worked as a crane operator for 55 years. He then received a real estate license.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elba; children, Maria Kaufmann, Jenny Rubic, Tony Smisek, Susie Valentine, Victoria Smith, Nina Martin and Anita Braun; and 15 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, at St. Pius X Church.