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Evangeline (Babe) D. Smith

January 29, 1924 ~ December 11, 2018 (age 94)

Evangeline D Smith


Evangeline (Babe) D Smith, 94, of Ewen went to be with our LORD December 11, 2018. 

Babe was born January 29, 1924 to Harry & Dora (Havel) Monfils.  She married Herman Fanslau, August 3, 1946, Two Rivers, WI.  They moved Topaz, MI purchasing a dairy farm and had 4 children, James (Elsie) Fanslau, Topaz, MI; Gene (Mary) Fanslau, Strafford, New Hampshire; Dora Brandes, Zapata, Texas; Allen (Donna) Fanslau, Texas.  Herman passed June 4, 1970.  Surviving Babe are sisters Jean (Dell) Erickson, Zapata, Texas, Patty Monfils, Wisconsin.  Preceded in death sister Dorothy (Bill) Saubert.


Also surviving grandchildren Corey, John, Candy, Chris, Carol, Diana and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Babe later married George Smith May 27, 1976, Bergland, MI.  George passed December 11, 2003.  George's family, Dan Smith, Shelly (Parker) Manley, Sarah (Bill) Pietila, Trent, BJ, Patricia and Shawn.


Babe was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was a 4H leader, member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland and helped out with many organizations over the years.  She loved to bake especially her delicious cookies which she said the secret was jumbo eggs.  She often sent cookies to our troops.  She also loved to crochet making beautiful afghans along with other items for family and friends.  In addition to being a house wife, Babe held many odd jobs over the years providing for her family.  Babe loved her family and always displayed their photos.  She had many stories from the past especially telling us about milking cows and shoveling the "IT"!


A graveside service will take place on July 5, 2019 at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bergland, MI at 10 a.m.


The Cane Funeral Home of Ontonagon is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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