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Obituary for Daniel Smith

Daniel  Smith
Daniel Lee Smith, 60 of Effingham KS, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Benjamin Tremmel, OSB as celebrant. Interment of cremated remains will follow at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM with visitation following until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Ann's Catholic Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Daniel was born on May 28, 1957, in Atchison, KS, the son of Lowell and Jeanette (Gibson) Smith. Dan was a farmer and caretaker for his mother. He also worked as a Security Guard for Golden Eagle Casino. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He had a passion for cooking and eating, enjoyed time with his small dogs and working on cars. He took delight in watching documentaries, he took any chance he could to learn something new. Daniel would fix anything that needed fixing and had a great time doing it. This loving man also adored spending time with his grandchildren. Dan will be remembered as a very selfless, kind hearted man.

Daniel married Jacqueline Frost on February 8, 1996, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include two daughters Sarah (Beau) Sigrist of Platte City, MO, and Libby Smith of the home, a brother, Bob (Tanya) Hudson of Larkinburg, KS, sister Margaret McDonald of Arrington, KS, grandchildren Ethan and Rachel Eaton, William Bindel, Ava, Audrey and Harper Sigrist and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a son Jared Bindel.
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