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Gale D. Smith

August 20, 1942 ~ November 26, 2020 (age 78)


Gale D. Smith, 78, of Dannebrog, died on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at CHI Health - St. Francis in Grand Island.  

To honor Gale's wishes, Private Services will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.  Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.  

Gale was born on August 20, 1942 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Fernando & Zella (Richardson) Smith.  When he was young, his family moved from Grand Island to Dannebrog where Gale graduated from high school.  He entered the U.S. Army in 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1970.  He was united in marriage to Dancie Keys on December 22, 1978 in Dannebrog.  He had 26 years of custodial work at Centura School.  Gale was an avid deer hunter and he loved working outside.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Kevin Smith (Robert) of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter, Kim Lewis (Brett) of Granbury, Texas; sisters, Arlene Kemplin  & Karen Varrette, both of Evansville, Indiana; many nieces & nephews.

Gale was preceded in death by his parents, Fernando & Zella Smith; wife, Dancie Smith; twin brother, Dale Smith; brothers, Don Smith & Wayne Smith; & sisters, Shirley Ryberg & Beverly Muhlman.

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