Daniel Joseph Smith
Daniel Joseph Smith, 58, of Denver, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at his cabin in Elkader.

Dan was born June 8, 1961, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Hubert and Loretta (Walker) Smith. He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1980. On August 15, 1981, he was united in marriage to Sharon Kennon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. In 1986, he began working at Kent Nutrition in Waterloo, retiring after 33 years in April of 2019.

Dan enjoyed the outdoors and being with nature, especially hunting and camping. He also enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Elkader. Above all, he cherished and loved his children and grandchildren.

Dan is survived by his three children, Brandon (Megan) Smith of Denver, Danielle (Steven) Bergmeier of Dunkerton and Elizabeth (Joel) Steege of Cedar Falls, seven grandchildren, Gavin Steege, Keegan Steege, Hughe Steege, Asher Steege, Rowen Smith, Sutton Smith and Isaiah Bergmeier, and his mother, Loretta Smith of Oelwein, three sisters, Lori (Rick) Suckow of Oelwein, Robin (Bill) Rosenstiel of Mankato, Minnesota and Linda (Larry) Davis of Hudson, Wisconsin, and a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Hagarty of Oelwein. He is preceded in death by his father, Hubert, and a brother, David Smith.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements.
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