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Francis Norman Smith


Francis Norman Smith

Born: Sat., Jun. 24, 1950

Died: Sat., Sep. 5, 2015


5:00 PM Wed., Sep. 09, 2015

Location: Redby Community Center

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 11, 2015

Location: Redby Community Center

Francis Norman Smith, age 65, of Bemidji, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2015. He was born June 24, 1950 in Red Lake the son of Abraham and Maggie (Standing) Smith.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and logger. He liked to go to the casino and spend time being a good grandpa, brother and uncle to many. Francis was a good old Joe.

Those family members that he joins again are his parents; Abraham and Maggie, brothers; Simon Smith, John Smith, Joseph Smith, James David Smith, Kenneth Joseph Smith, Darwin Dean Smith, Russell Dean Smith and Raymond Smith, and two sisters; Rose and Mary Jane White.

Family he leaves behind to cherish his memory include his daughters; Celeste and Jessica Dorr, brothers; Ronald (Susan) Smith of Fond Du Lac, and Dale Smith of Redby, a special friend Mary Johnson, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A wake for Francis will begin today, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and will continue until the 10:00 a.m., service on Friday, September 11, 2015 all at the Redby Community Center in Redby. Rev. Bob Kelley will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Jones, Jr., Bradley Smith, David James White, Lyle Smith, Eugene White, and Melvin Smith, Jr. Inurnment will be held in the Smith Family Burial Grounds in Redby following the service.

Francis' care has been entrusted to the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at


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