In Memory of

Daniel L. Smith

December 24, 1957 - February 18, 2010
Daniel L. "Bear" Smith, the son of Leland and Catherine (Curtis) Smith, was born December 24, 1957, in Cherokee, IA. 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, IA. 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. He is survived by his wife of almost 32 years, Kat Smith of Quimby; son, Jamie and special friend Faith Morgan; sister Cathy Smith and her fiancé Bill Stover of Quimby, IA; mother-in-law, Della Brodersen of Cherokee, IA; sister and brothers-in-law: Betty Haselhoff and Ben Brodersen both of Cherokee, IA, Bob and Georgia Brodersen of Paullina, IA; nieces and nephews: Katie Haselhoff of Sioux Fall, SD, Leia and Jim Kruger of Milford, IA, Jason and Tonya Haselhoff of Cicero, IN, Jeff and Susan Haselfoff of St. Joseph, MO, Jay and Mandy Brodersen of Sioux City, IA; great-nieces and nephews: Alex, Isabel, Mackenzie, Dylan, Chris, and T.J.; his adoptive son: Jerry Flewelling and wife Amber of Quimby, IA; 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.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in the spring, at the Quimby United Methodist Church, in Quimby, IA
Quimby Cemetery


Friday, October 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“kat sorry to hear of dans passing...just want you to know your in my thoughts.... ”
- kayla j smith
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM
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- Cherlin
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about your loss, he will be missed very much. Take it one day at a time and it will get better. Remember all the good times he had with you guys. Take care. ”
- Lindsay M Wright
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Cat and family, We send out deepest sympathies on the loss of Dan. With working for Halletts we got to know dan and his humor and big heart when he was "across the yard" at Russells. Always nice to see him when he came here to Lake View to haul gravel. Just wanted to let you know we have been thinking of you and will miss him also.
Tami and Mark Auen
- Mark and Tami Auen
Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I'm so very sorry for your loss of Dan. My prayers are with his family.”
- Billie Woltman Nehring
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Kat and Jamie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. "Fats" will always be in our hearts forever. Please contact us when the memorial service is going to be held.”
- Thomas A Scott
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“ I will never forget Dan. I glad for him that his suffering is over. He always had a joke or would try to make you laugh, even when he felt terrible. My sympathies to Kat and Jamie. He told me many times how much he loved the both of you. ”
- Jani Stowater RN
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“AWESOME,Awesome,Awesome video tribute!! I will always remember Dan the way he was in the pictures at his Mom ans Dads farm, with Mitzi (the dog)on his lap, I am very fortunate to have his sister for a best friend and fortunate for Dan to have played a role in being a somewhat "role model" for what a big brother would have been like if I would have had brothers.”
- Polly Laddusaw
Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. We are sending you our sincere condolences from our family to yours. Hope to see you in the spring.”
- Craig and Cathy Reed
Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathies from me & my family. Dan had a sweet spirit and a dear friend. Know that you all are in our prayers and thoughts. I have some good pics from Bob's b'day I will get together for you. God bless ”
- Dorie Regennitter
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Im am so sorry to hear about Dan he will be missed by many my condolences go out to you and your family. ”
- Linda and Don Meyer
Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Our prayers are with your family as you deal with your loss. Many years have passed since we last spoke but none the less the our hearts ache with the learning of Dan's passing. ”
- Trudy J Woltman-Schroeder
Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We were SO SORRY to hear about Dan's passing...we have alot of great memories from when you were out neighbors. Both Tim and I considered you and Dan good friends. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Karolynn Sievers
Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss, he was a good man and will be missed by many.”
- Alicia Renken
Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy and the family. may he rest eternaly forever”
- kim k carter
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We are never promised tommorow and this passing of a dear friend, beloved father, long time husband and never boring brother has reminded all of us of that. 'Bear' was a type of person who was born with a personality that noone could ever duplicate. He had a way of making your day better with the sense of humor that very few attained. Even though he has passed at a younger age than most there is no denying that he lived a very full life... whether it be working on mopars or driving and hauling for Russells' Ready Mix. He did his job and did it very well. He was not a teacher by profession but his ability to teach his son and 'adopted children' what he knew was everlasting and will be held dear to them over the span of a lifetime. He was big hearted...sometimes hard to see it but you always knew it was there. His loving wife 'Cat' who stood by his side no matter what came at them or whether he was right or wrong she loved him for who he was and made sure he knew it. She is my insperation. She is a rock that will continue to hold strong. Even with our beloved 'Bear' gone we all have his memory forever etched in our hearts and that is where he will stay. For he is not gone but simply in a better place watching over all of us with perhaps not a smile but a sh** eating grin. To his family we are deeply sorry for your loss we loved Dan very dearly and he will be missed. ”
- The Flewellings
Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“im so sorry to here this call me if you need me cathy”
- terry sanow
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