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Robert Leroy Smith

Robert Leroy Smith

Robert Leroy Smith, 65 of Bemidji, MN died Friday morning, May 31, 2013 at Sanford hospital in Fargo, ND.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at United Methodist Church, Bemidji with Pastor Gay Albers officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Bemidji.

He was born on August 27, 1947 in Bemidji, MN, the son of Violet Smith/Kelly and Roy Pedersen. He was a life-long resident of Bemidji. Bob worked for the City of Bemidji for over 30 years in variety of roles and for several different departments. While mostly working with heavy equipment for the city he ended his career working for the street department.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Linda Smith of Bemidji, his 5 children and his 12 grandchildren. Son Ronald Smith (wife Laura, grandsons Blake and Chase and granddaughter Alexandra) of St. Louis Park, MN; son Donald Smith (wife Lynne, granddaughter Sarah and grandsons Andrew and Matthew) of Fargo, ND; son Bob Smith Jr. (Barb Ferrian, granddaughter Brittany and grandson Jacob) of St. Joseph, MN; son David Smith (wife Ruth, grandson Theo and granddaughter Markia) of St. Joseph, MN; and daughter Nellie Kimble (husband Darren, granddaughter Dannette and grandson Dawson) of Bemidji, MN. His is also survived by his brother Jerry Smith of Bemidji and sister-in-law, Anita.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant twin daughter Annette, his brother Harvey and his mother and father-in-law James and Emmeline George.

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