Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Quimby United Methodist Church in Quimby for Daniel "Bear" Smith of Quimby, who passed away on February 18, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the memorial service, and burial will be at the Quimby Cemtery. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in Charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Daniel L. "Bear" Smith, the son of Leland and Catherine (Curtis) Smith, was born December 24, 1957, in Cherokee. He was raised on a farm near Quimby, and attended school in the Quimby and Washta School districts.
On May 27, 1978, Dan was united in marriage to Kathy Brodersen at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee.
Dan drove a cement truck for Russell Ready Mix for many years. He then hauled groceries for Hy-Vee for a while and then hauled gravel.
In his spare time, Dan liked to spend time with family and friends. He enjoyed picking on his "little buddies" and making them cry.
On February 18, 2010, Dan passed away at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, IA, at the age of 52. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Bud Brodersen; and brother-in-law, Glen Haselhoff.
Bear is survived by his wife of almost 32 years, Kat Smith of Quimby; a son, Jamie and his special friend Faith Morgan; a sister , Cathy Smith and her fiancÚ Bill Stower of Quimby; mother-in-law, Della Brodersen of Cherokee; sister and brothers-in-law: Betty Haselhoff and Ben Brodersen, both of Cherokee, and Bob and Georgia Brodersen of Paullina; nieces and nephews: Katie Haselhoff of Sioux Fall,s SD, Leia and Jim Kruger of Milford, Jason and Tonya Haselhoff of Cicero,, Ind., Jeff and Susan Haselhoff of St. Joseph, Mo. and Jay and Mandy Brodersen of Sioux City; great-nieces and nephews: Alex, Isabel, Mackenzie, Dylan, Chris, and T.J.; his adoptive son, Jerry Flewelling and wife Amber of Quimby amd adoptive family: Karman, Lars, Billie, Hunter, Ryder, Matt, Cassandra, Miles, Jessee, Joe Dirt, Luke, Twinky, Nicole, Rachel, Liz, Billy, Coy, Kenny, and Jackie; special little buddies Colby, Corbyn, Anthony, Clarese, Taylor, Lana and Jacob; as well as the family pet, Baby Kitty; and all his truck - driving buddies.