Jane Christie Smistad

Jane Christie (Anderson) Smistad, 85, passed away peacefully at home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2020. She was born on December 11, 1934 in Spokane, Washington to Earnest and Mildred Anderson and is survived by her: husband, Olav; daughter, Christie; sons, John and Eric; grandchildren, Nicolas, Cristian, Olivia and Noah and numerous family members and friends. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Whitman College in 1956 and worked as an engineering aide at Boeing and a music buyer at the Galilean Christian Bookstore. She had a passion for her family, friends, music, singing, and giving of her time to help others. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Jane Smistad’s memory may do so to: Our Daily Bread Ministries, PO Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501. (616) 974-2210. www.odb.org


  1. Dear family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Jane. May you find the comfort of the Holy Spirit embracing each one of you. Hers was a life well lived. Blessings to you. Faith Leyva

    Faith Leyva
  2. We always enjoyed our dinners and visits with Ole and Jane. We will miss her. Our thoughts are with Ole and the family.

    The Lembecks
  3. I met the Smistad family during the summer of 1978. I worked with her sons John & Eric and became fast friends. I then met Ole and Jane and from that summer on, Mrs. Smistad became “mom”. She was always a joy to be around and was so much fun to make her laugh. She was a beautiful individual who loved her family and accepted me in as an “adopted” son. God bless the Smistad family for their loss but I also want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to know this beautiful person. Prayers to the Smistad family. 🙏🏻

    Bill Bearden

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