In Memory of

Robert Alan Smith

March 30, 1954 - December 14, 2021
From: Sioux City, IA

Robert Alan Smith, son of Manfred, Sr. and Hildegard Smith was born on March 30, 1954 in Wagner, South Dakota.  He was 1 of 12 children.  He attended a Catholic Boarding School at Marty, South Dakota.

Robert moved south living in Tucson, Arizona and Alamogordo, New Mexico where he worked at a research facility.  He relocated to Cherokee, Iowa to be closer to family.  He then moved to Sioux City, Iowa working at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations.  He loved working at the Center and made many friends there.

Rob enjoyed spending his free time fishing, camping and at social gatherings with his large family and extended family.  He also enjoyed cheering on the youth at school sporting events.  He was a spur of the moment social butterfly with a huge heart.  He loved his visits with friends and family.  We all laughed that he was a “clean freak” but to him it was just the norm.  “Everyone should be cleaning this way,” he’d always say.

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021 he passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City due to complications of COVID.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Manfred, Sr. and Hildegard Smith; brothers James Smith and Manfred, Jr. Smith; sisters Connie Biberdorf and Linda Lumbert.

He is survived by his brothers, Ken (Wanda) Smith of Cherokee, Louis (Vic) Smith of Cherokee, Ed Smith of Georgetown, Texas, Mike Smith of Cherokee; sisters Rosie Hanson of Cherokee, Judy (Jeff) Miller of Cherokee, Patty (Gary) Gleason of Aurelia, Iowa.  He will also be lovingly remembered by many nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Robert's life will take place at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jane Johnston
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:37 AM
“Our Deepest sympathy to the family! Robert was a kind, generous and dedicated man always helping when we needed it. We will miss the laughs we had together, but we will always keep our memories of Robert in our hearts. May our Savior Jesus Christ welcome him into his arms. ”
- Patrick Tomscha
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 10:37 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to family members 🙏 ”
- Diane Thomas
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“Sorry for your families loss Rob was a good man and always meant well towards others, this is truly a great loss to his family and friends I will pray for all of us.”
- Kevin s barbee
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“Mike remembered him from when your family lived next door...always the cutest kid!! Good memories of your family. So very sorry for your loss!! I'm sure he will be missed by many. ”
- Mike and Linda Scott
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“So sorry to hear of Rob's passing. He was a very dear friend of mine. He will truly be missed by many. RIP”
- Sue Roberts
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“So sorry to hear of Robert's passing. Rest in Peace.”
- Ed & Terri(Urban) Nelson
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:41 PM
“Im so sorry to hear of robs passing ....... darn covid anyways .......... my thoughts and prayers are with you all ”
- kayla smith
Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:41 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to the families of Robbie, may he rest in peace. ”
- Duane Mummert
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