Range Funeral Homes


Herbert John Smart, Sr.

04/08/1942 - 02/01/2020

Herbert John Smart Sr., 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was surrounded by loving family at the time of his passing.

Born April 8, 1942 to Kenneth and Monica Smart, Herb was the 8th of 12 children. On December 19, 1964 he married Sandra (Scholesser) Smart, who survives him.

Herb was employed in the mining industry as a heavy equipment operator, retiring from National Steel in 1994. Herb proudly coached all 3 of his boys in boxing and enjoyed attending any and all extra-curricular activities and sports that his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated in. Herb was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time in the woods or fishing on his boat.

Herb is survived by his wife, Sandra; sons, Herbert (Michelle) Smart, Jr., Scott (Crystal) Smart, and Darby (Stacy) Smart; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

At the request of the family, there will be no services held. Memorials can be directed to Fairview Range Homecare Hospice. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing. To sign our online guestbook or send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

8 thoughts on “Herbert John Smart, Sr.”

  1. Pamela & Dennis Elj says:

    Sending thoughts & prayers to all.🙏

  2. Norma Grant says:

    We will profoundly miss the ‘mayor’ of Libby Lake. Herb was so generous with his time, labor and advice to all. Prayers for all in his proud family.

  3. Susan Mayerle says:

    Sandy and Family, My heart breaks for you all. Always enjoyed his smile, conversation and quick witted sense of humor. He will be missed.

  4. Rich Koivisto says:

    Sandy & Family > I am so sorry for your loss ! Herb & I went way back, as you well know ! Many good times were had with the North of Nashwauk gang ! Wish we had connected these past many years that have went by ! RIP Herbie ! You will be remembered !

  5. sarah wedge says:

    our thoughts are with the family, Nick and Sarah Wedge

  6. Sara & Rich Anderson says:

    Sandy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers being sent to you.

  7. Susan and Charles collyard says:

    Sandi and Family, We didn’t get to know Herb very long, but the times we did were enjoyable!! He was very friendly and nice to talk with!!! Our deepest sympathy to all of his family. Our thoughts and prayers for all of you. Charlie and Suzie Collyard

  8. DelRene Smart says:

    Dear Sandy & Family,
    So sorry for your loss…..Uncle Herb will be remembered for being so kind and oh, SO funny! I have many fond memories of times spent near Libby Lake, Smart Family Reunions, and your visits to South Dakota……He was truly a “good” man & will be missed by many. Sending much love & big hugs to you & your family. Rene & Lourine

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