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Michael Smylie

June 15, 1946 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 75)

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Mike Smylie, 75, Pelican Rapids, MN passed away on May 18, 2022 at Sanford Health on Broadway in Fargo from complications related to Agent Orange.

Michael Wayne Smylie was born June 15, 1946 at Charleston, SC to Francis and Audrey (Hoffman) Smylie. The family moved to a farm near Wheatland, ND where he graduated from high school. Michael married Carol Paulson on Sept. 24, 1965 in Casselton, ND. Mike served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He graduated from NDSU with an Ag Degree. Mike worked in the agriculture field as a representative for BASF, retiring in 2001. He then operated his own Yamaha Golf Car business for 7 years in the Fargo area.

Mike and Carol enjoyed winters in Texas for 20 years. He liked the outdoors and spent time fishing, hunting, golfing, shooting and gardening.

Mike is survived by his wife, Carol; siblings, Sharon Drabeck of Virginia and Scott (Kelly) Smylie of Cedar Park, TX; niece, Monique (Justin) Doll; and nephews, Kristopher Schmidt, Matthew (Melissa) Guerin, William Smylie and Cole Smylie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Cynthia.

Funeral:  Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11 AM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, ND with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow.

Burial:  Wheatland Cemetery.

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Funeral Service

 Service Program


May 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
West Funeral Home - West Fargo
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Funeral Service
May 26, 2022

11:00 AM
West Funeral Home - West Fargo
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Interment following funeral service

Wheatland Cemetery
1/2 mile North of Wheatland
Wheatland, ND 58079

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