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May 5, 1962 – Thursday, December 11, 2014

Service Information
Fairview Church, 1175 CR 19 N, Minnetrista, MN
Thursday, December 18, 2014
1:00 PM

Visitation Information


Amber Melanie Smithson, age 52, of Annandale, MN passed away on December 11, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

She was born on May 5, 1962 in Watertown, MN the daughter of George and Mary (Bockhaus) Torkelson.

Amber married John Smithson on May 21, 1994 in Maple Plain, MN. She was currently working her way toward her nursing degree. She handled foster care for all life, especially animals. She had a true zest for life!

She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, son Derek Wolfsteller, daughter Samantha Smithson, brother Greg (Dawn) Torkelson, brother-in-law Everett (Kathy) Smithson, sisters-in-law Linda (Charles) Augustson and Julia (Jeff) Petersen and other family members.

A Memorial Service for Amber Smithson will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 18th at Fairview Church, 1175 County Road 19 N, Minnetrista, MN. Rev. Bill Breimhorst will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the MN Humane Society.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Patty Malecek

    My sympathy to Amber’s family. I learned of her death last night. Amber and I were friends in middle school and high school at Orono. I had always hoped I would see her again someday. She wrote in my senior year book “I’ve known you for quite a long time & you’ve always been a good friend. It was fun cooking with you in Fascinating Foods. Good luck with Jon. I wish you the best of everything always. With Love Amber” I am very sad I will never see her again. I was not able to get away from work to attend her service.

    Patty (Nolan)

  2. Paula Berge

    Amber and I met at a cancer retreat and instantly we felt like we had known each other our entire lives. I am so sad to see this news, it’s heartbreaking. Amber had more hope than any person I’ve met. This world will not be the same without her, and she will be remembered always. My sympathy to her family and to John, whom I was fortunate to meet last spring. I was so glad to meet you and see how loved Amber was.


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