Dean Smith

Norman Dean Smith, 91, of St. Charles died Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the St. Charles Lions Hall (113 N. Lumber St., St. Charles). Interment of his cremains will be in the St. Charles Cemetery at a later date.

Norman Dean Smith, son of Earl Russell Smith Sr. and Ethel Mae (Carter) Smith was born May 29, 1927, at the family home on the farm near St. Charles, Iowa. Dean lived all his life in the St. Charles area. He attended St. Charles School where he played basketball. He has lived on the century family farm all of his life. Dean worked as a farmer and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Sr. and Ethel Smith; and brother Earl R. Smith Jr., who was killed in World War II.  

He is survived by his children, Dixie Daniels of Indianola, Debbie Smith of Norwalk, Diana (Jim) Bowlin of New Virginia, Donald (Carla) Smith of Waukee; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

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