|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1942|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2010|
Des Moines County
Danny Lee Smith, 68, of Burlington died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington following an accident.
Born July 15, 1942, in Keokuk, he was the son of Arlo and Dora Carter Smith. On July 5, 1963, he married Donna Rae Hanson in Keokuk. She died June 24, 2008.
Mr. Smith worked 27 years in management at AT&T, retiring as supervisor in 1988. He then worked at Airs Midwest, Gaylord Co. and Great Plains, all in Burlington. He was an auctioneer for 36 years for Auctions by Smith. He graduated from Montrose High School in 1960, and earned an associate of arts degree at Southeastern Community College in Keokuk where he was a member of SCC Comets basketball team.
He was past member of Jaycees and served as state president. He was a member of Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Booster Club, serving one term as president. He was a member of Burlington Coin Club and donated his auctioneering skills for club events. He bowled 27 years in USBC Tournaments, and played softball for many years. He enjoyed collecting marbles and coins, and going to Gaither Concerts.
Survivors include one son, Danny Smith of Burlington; three daughters, Gayle Richardson of Marion, Jodi Rader of Cedar Rapids and Holly Rader of Burlington; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Pat Moore and Rose Heidbreder, both of Montrose; two brothers, Arlo Smith of Garner and Paul Smith of Burlington; nieces and nephews; and special friend, Sherrie of the Quad Cities.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, where the family will receive friends.
The funeral for Mr. Smith will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, with Chuck Gorsch and the Rev. Mark Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Sandusky cemetery in Sandusky.
A memorial service for Mr. Smith will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at West Burlington Christian Church in West Burlington.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice in Burlington.
Donna Rae Hanson Smith (1943 - 2008)
Created by: No Reins
Record added: Nov 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61038444
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