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Marianna "Mari" D. Smith

September 3, 2003 ~ April 4, 2019 (age 15)
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Marianna “Mari” D. Smith, age 15, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel. Pastor Rob Carlson will officiate. Music will be provided by Darla Anderson as organist with Ricky Melendez as soloist.  

Visitation will be at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 12 - 2 p.m., prior to the service.

Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.  Pallbearers will be Jerry Koistinen, Scott Anderson, DeVerne Rickard, Travis Struckman, Nelson Muston, John Hall and Jared Schafer.

Mari was born on September 3, 2003, to Danny and Anna (Joyner) Smith, in Breckenridge, MN. She moved and grew up in Brookings, SD, where she attended school. In 2016 they moved to Watertown where she was currently a freshman at Watertown High School. Mari enjoyed reading and her favorite class was Drama. In addition, Mari was very active in Choir, the Anime Book Club and the “Girls Rule” Club, and was a frequent attendee at the Boys & Girls Club. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Watertown. Mari had a bubbly personality and was known for her group hugs.

Mari is survived by her mother, Anna Smith, Watertown, SD; her father, Danny J. Smith Jr.; her maternal grandmother, Nancy Joyner, Brookings, SD; her uncle, Paul Rahim, Brookings, SD; and her aunt, Jennifer Joyner, Watertown, SD.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Jesse Joyner.












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