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Rollin "Giiwadin" Francis Smith

 

October 5, 2021

Rollin "Giiwadin" Francis Smith

February 28, 1944 - October 2, 2021

Rollin "Giiwadin" Francis Smith, 77, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021 in St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. He was born February 28, 1944 in Cloquet to Jay and Lizzie (Bear) Smith. Rollin married Peggy Saylor on November 20, 1982 in Denver, CO. Rollin was a proud band member and worked for the Fond du Lac Reservation.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Rupert, Ronald, Roger and Raymond Smith; sisters, Bernice Jarski, Theresa LaPrairie, Audrey Smith, and Valerie Ross; and one granddaughter, Amanda Stolz.

Rollin is survived by his wife, Peggy Smith; son, Jason (Ariann) Smith of Cloquet; daughters, Betty (James) Reese of Dayton, OH, Rhonda (Dennis) Peterson of Hermantown, Lesia Berg of Cincinnati, OH, Peggy Susan (Jeff) Rhoden of Huntsville, AL .; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2021 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Friday, October 8, 2021 also in the funeral home. Interment in Holy Family Cemetery. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

Upcoming Events

Visitation

OCT 7. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)

Atkins Northland Funeral Home

801 14th St.

Cloquet, MN 55720

atkinsnorthland@gmail.com

https://atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com

Visitation begins.

Visitation

OCT 8. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Atkins Northland Funeral Home

801 14th St.

Cloquet, MN 55720

atkinsnorthland@gmail.com

https://atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com

Visitation begins.

Service

OCT 8. 11:00 AM (CST)

Atkins Northland Funeral Home

801 14th St.

Cloquet, MN 55720

atkinsnorthland@gmail.com

https://atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com

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Cemetery Details

Old Holy Family Cemetery

Reservation Road and Ridge Road

Cloquet, MN 55720

 

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