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    Robert Lynn Smith
    July 20, 1952 - July 29, 2019

    Robert Lynn Smith

    Robert Lynn Smith
    Jul 20, 1952 - Jul 29, 2019

    Robert Lynn Smith
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    Robert Lynn Smith, 67, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Monday evening, July 29, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

    A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 P.M. on Friday, August 2, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Lost Nation, Iowa Cemetery, with military honors.

    Robert Lynn Smith was born on July 20, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas to Henry and Dorothy (Autry) Smith Sr. He grew up in Texas where he met his future wife, Brenda Wirth. They were married on September 5, 1979 in Springtown, Texas. They moved to Iowa shortly thereafter and he drove truck for Hoffman Eggs and worked for Stickley Electric for a short time. He then became a mailman working for the Maquoketa Post Office for over 31 years, retiring on May 2, 2008. In retirement, he worked for River Valley Co-Op in Lost Nation as a truck driver.

    He was a member of the Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation where he had served as a Deacon, Trustee and was on the session, Menzo Widle American Legion Post #381 of Lost Nation, and a current Lost Nation City Councilman. He had been a longtime member of the Lost Nation Volunteer Fire Department, retiring in 2018. He enjoyed camping, the outdoors and spending time with children and grandchildren. He was known by many throughout eastern Iowa as the "VW" guy as he collected and worked on Volkswagen's for many years.

    Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Brenda Smith of Lost Nation, IA; children, Holly (Doug) Johanson of Martinsdale, IA, Adam (Stephanie) Weirup of Dubuque, IA, and Stephanie Westercamp of Lost Nation, IA; 8 grandchildren; a brother Norman (Billie) Smith of Azle, TX; sisters, Janet (Jimmy) Eisenman of Saginaw, TX, Wanda (Woody) Woods of Saginaw, TX, and Elaine (Rusty) Watts of Burleson, TX; and a sister-in-law, Cindy Smith of Alvarado, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Henry Smith Sr. and a sister Jane Smith.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Robert Lynn Smith memorial fund has been established.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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    Denny & Kristi Flenker on Aug 8, 2019

    We are so sorry for your loss! Lynn used to deliver our mail and always had a smile on his face and would always stop for a moment to visit. He was just a truly nice man.

    Mark Browne on Aug 6, 2019

    Lynn was a great guy and will be missed by so many. He was always there for you.
    Mark & Chuck from Canada

    Mike Marshall on Aug 6, 2019

    Brenda & family,
    So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. I don't think I have ever met a more genuine person in my lifetime. He always had a smile on his face, and would put one on mine every time I saw him. He definitely was one of the good guys. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mike Marshall

    Nancy Smith-Buitron on Aug 3, 2019

    I will forever remember Lynn as my cousin who had such a sweet smile, genuine personality and heartfull of love for his wife, children, mother, dad, sisters, brothers and extended family. He had an infectious laugh and.always had lots of hugs for us at the Sm ith-Armstrong. Reunions. Rest in Peace dear cousin. Nancy Smith-Buitron

    Jody Smicker on Aug 2, 2019

    CandleBrenda and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. It was always great to see him and talk with him. He had a genuine smile and a kind heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan & Jody Smicker

    maggie dubert on Aug 2, 2019

    so sorry to hear of lynn's passing, i worked with him at the post office for a few years, nice guy to me always.

    Robert Lynn Smith Video Tribute on Aug 2, 2019

    Dick and Linda Block on Aug 2, 2019

    Thinking about all of you at this difficult time. Our sympathy.

    Steve & Cindy Daniels on Aug 1, 2019

    Brenda and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. What a great person who will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jim brockett on Aug 1, 2019

    Rob i will miss u my friend,i want to thank u for your kind words you always had for me and others as well

    Carson on Aug 1, 2019


    Michaela Rickels on Jul 31, 2019

    Brenda, I'm thinking of you, Steph, Paisley & the rest of your family! I'm going to miss his random visits to work to see you & I! This breaks my heart.. such a kind soul gone too soon. You're all in my thoughts & prayers!

    Brenda Heuer on Jul 31, 2019

    Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. My heart hurts for you. I will always remember him with a smile.... as I rarely seen him that he was not smiling! Brenda and family, I will will keep you all close in my thoughts and prayers. Sending Love and Hugs to you all.

    jerry renner on Jul 31, 2019

    Brenda, shocked to learn of lynn"s passing my deepest sympathy!! what agreat guy! when ever i would come back from chiro appts. i would go to the pub club for a cheeseburger and lynn would be there for lunch and we would chat for at least half an hour or so. i know his sidewalk supervisors will miss him also! i pray god will give you the strenght to carry on! and i know he will always be with you in spirit! again our deepest sympathys-jerry&jillane

    Sue Van Buer on Jul 31, 2019

    Although I didn't know Lynn well, he always had a smile and a hello whenever I came into contact with him. My sympathy to all of you.

    Stephanie Davison on Jul 31, 2019

    CandleOh No!... Sorry To See This 😕 ... Lynn...
    Always Had A Smile...
    Always Said Hello...
    He Shall Be Missed!

    Jody Clasen on Jul 30, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. 😪 sending thoughts and prayers to all. Lynn will be missed.

    Julie Flagel-Kramer on Jul 30, 2019

    Holly and all family,
    So saddened to hear of Lynn's passing. He was a great guy and I know he will be missed! Whenever we bumped into each other, he still spoke to me as if it was just yesterday I was staying over with you Holly!

    Brenda Vacek on Jul 30, 2019

    So very sorry to hear this news. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lori Thordsen on Jul 30, 2019

    So sorry Brenda 💔 can't hardly believe it Lynn was a great guy

    Rochelle Berg on Jul 30, 2019

    Brenda, it’s my turn to wave a magic wand to ease your pain! My heart goes out to you girl. Lost Nation will most definitely miss Lynn’s presence!
    Rochelle Berg

    Mary jo geerts on Jul 30, 2019

    Prayers goes out to you and the family cherish the good times

    Phil Bousselot on Jul 30, 2019

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Lynn. I always enjoyed our visits.
    Philip “Elmer” Bousselot

    Connie Bonney on Jul 30, 2019

    CandleBrenda and family,- Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.. Lynn always had a big smile when ever i seen him.. Will miss giving him a hard time about something.. God is getting a great angel coming his way.

    Terri (Bentrott) Ostien on Jul 30, 2019

    Our prayers and hugs to the entire family!

    Dan Dickman on Jul 30, 2019

    Brenda and family
    Just heard about Lynn's passing. So sorry to hear that as he was a great guy and I always enjoyed talking with him. Sending sincere sympathy and prayers for you and yours.

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Jul 30, 2019


    Vera & Alvin Barten on Jul 30, 2019

    Brenda and family.
    We are so sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. He was always so friendly and will be missed.

    Janelle Proesch on Jul 30, 2019

    Brenda and family, so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Lynn was a great guy and will be missed by many.

    LeAnn Kasemodel on Jul 30, 2019

    So sorry for your loss! Lynn was my mailman for many years, and what a great guy he was .

    Gala on Jul 30, 2019

    CandleI was very sad to hear of Lynn's passing. Sending prayers to the family.

    Deanne Bennett on Jul 30, 2019

    Brenda and family, prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

    Penny (Cleary) Nuti (Bennett) on Jul 30, 2019

    Brenda & families, Thinking of you & keeping everyone in my prayers.



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    Carson Celebration of Life Center
    318 West Pleasant Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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    401 Main Street
    Lost Nation, Iowa 52254
    10:30 AM

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