Delona was born May 23, 1933 in Moran Township to Floyd and Gertrude (Cordie) Judd. She graduated from Little Falls High School and for a short time, worked at Munsingwear. Delona was united in marriage to Angelo Smieja on May 13, 1954 and they operated a farm in rural Cushing. When they retired, Delona and Angelo moved to Widow Lake near Hackensack. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, gardening, making maple syrup, refinishing furniture, gardening, fishing, dancing, and a good game of cards.
Delona is survived by her children, Damian of Cushing, Angelo (Margie) of Long Prairie, Reata Waldoch of Cushing, Delmer (Mary) of Cushing, surrogate daughter Ada Wion of Oklahoma, 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, sisters, Elaine (Kenny) Hagen of Golden Valley and Vonnie (Rob) Hanrahan of Little Falls.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Gertrude, husband Angelo, brother Charles, sisters Mary Ann and Eileen, son-in-law Mark Waldoch and great grandson Noah Waldoch.
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