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Patricia C. Smart June 18, 1944 - Jan. 11, 2009

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REDWOOD FALLS -- Patricia C. Smart, 64, of Redwood Falls died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Divine Providence Home in Sleepy Eye.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and for a half hour before services. Memorials are preferred.

She was born June 18, 1944, in Milbank, S.D., to Ned and Laura (Fritz) Folk. She graduated from Milbank High School in 1962 and attended Loyola University and Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D.

She married Timothy Smart on April 27, 1968, in Milbank, S.D. They lived in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota before settling in Redwood Falls in 1979. She started working as a library clerk at the Redwood Falls Public Library in 1980. She took a year and a half off when she received a heart transplant in 1992 and then went back to work until she retired in 2003. She belonged to a study club.

She is survived by her husband; children: Jon (and Cassandra) Smart of Edina, Michelle (and Chris) Rohlik of Vesta, Becky (and partner Julie) of Maple Grove, and Jason (and fiancée Stacie Vik) of Iowa City, Iowa; six grandchildren; and a sister: Delores Erne-Smith of Greensville, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

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