SPARTA- Grace M. Smith (Birkland) went home to the Lord on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Bristol Glen in Newton, NJ. She was 92. Grace was born in Brooklyn, NY to Andrew and Johanna (Strom) Birkland. She resided for over 50 years in Lake Mohawk , and was a homemaker. Grace was predeceased by her husband; Jerry in 1977, a daughter: Francine in 1985, a son; Donald in 2005 and a granddaughter Shaundra in 2009. Surviving her is a grandson; Michael Mlekoday of Naples, FL, a granddaughter; Michelle Kieser of Fridley, MN, and Four Great grandchildren; Spencer, Ryan, Joseph, and Jessica. Private arrangements are being handled by Goble Funeral Home, Sparta, NJ.