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Robert J. Smith

May 25, 1933 - March 14, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Service -11 AM, Mon., Mar. 20, 2023 Visitation – 10:00AM – 11:00AM St. Stephen Lutheran Church 8400 France Ave. in Bloomington Burial – Ft. Snelling National Cemetery

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Robert James “Buzz” Smith

Age 89 of Eden Prairie, born May 25, 1933 in Minneapolis to Fred & Agnes Smith, passed away peacefully at home with his family on March 14, 2023.  Buzz served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a barber for 58 years, owning Buzz’s Barbers in South Minneapolis for many years, while sponsoring the Minneapolis Merchants and Buzz’s Barbers softball teams.  Buzz was very outgoing and enjoyed cabin life, being active and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandsons.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Bill and sisters, Joyce & Jean.

Buzz will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Jane; children: Kim Meyer (Mike Dollimer), Kent Smith and Lee Ann Smith; grandsons, Jordan Smith (Annie Kelly) & Mason Meyer; sister-in-law, Mary Smith and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Service, 11:00 AM, Monday, March 20, 2023 with a visitation one hour before at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave. in Bloomington.  Buzz will be laid to rest at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  Live feed of funeral service can be viewed by clicking here.