Daryl Smith, 1924-2016

Published 11:09 am Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Funeral services for Daryl W. “Sam” Smith, 92, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Nancy Overgaard will officiate. Interment will be in Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Daryl died Monday, July 11, 2016, at his home at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea.

Daryl W. Smith was born April 21, 1924, in rural Wells, the son of Charles and Estelle Marie (Armstrong) Smith. He grew up in rural Alden and graduated from Alden School. On Oct. 24, 1946, he married Juanice Schacko at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walters. Daryl farmed for many years. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Alden and served on the Alden school board and the board of directors of the co-op elevator in Alden. Daryl enjoyed sports — especially baseball. He kept stats of the Alden-Conger

Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

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football teams, was the scorekeeper for the Alden-Conger baseball teams and also managed the Alden Gems baseball team. Daryl and Juanice wintered in Texas for 14 years. He loved giving his grandchildren candy from the back seat of his pickup, giving hisgreat-grandchildren quarters and giving golf cart rides.

Daryl is survived by his wife, Juanice “Dotty” Smith; son, Greg Smith and his special friend, Marsha Rafdal; daughter, Julie (John) Dale; grandchildren Holly (Justin) Janni, Kyle (Loretta) Smith, Tricia (Jeremy) Linn, Tracie (Shane) Hofmann and Sarah (Jon) Bakken; great-grandchildren Bennett and Evan Janni, Camden Smith, Megan, Jaden and Darin Linn, Tenley and Kaden Hofmann and Brenna, Caylee and Gannon Bakken; and siblings, Dona Sens, Maxine Rogness, Bruce Smith, Eileen Leland and Charlotte Peterson.

Daryl was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie; sister, Jackie Lee, in infancy; and brothers-in-law Harold Sens, Dean Rogness and Roger Peterson.