OBITUARY

David Michael Smith

August 12, 1952April 25, 2019

David M. Smith, 66, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. with a rosary starting at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First Street Ankeny, IA 50023). Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 29, 2019, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. First Street Ankeny, IA 50021). Burial will follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be directed to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart or the charity of your choice.

Dave was born August 12, 1952, in Des Moines, to John and Beverly (Haug) Smith. He graduated from Ankeny High School in 1970. Dave was united in marriage to Jody Hunke on April 29, 1978 in West Point, Nebraska. They have one son, Nathan. Dave worked for 30 years at John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny and then another 9 years for the Parks Maintenance Department for the City of Ankeny in his retirement.

Dave was a member of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church and the Knights of Columbus. Dave's favorite things to do were spending time with Jody, enjoying coffee watching the wildlife near the trees and creek in their backyard, walking on the beach and any time playing with his grandkids. He enjoyed landscaping projects, particularly finding "just one more special rock", swimming, bicycling, and dirt bike riding. When Nate was young he enjoyed coaching youth baseball and basketball. Dave and Jody liked traveling, most recently on trips to Israel, Florida, and Hawaii. His special travel memories include family trips to the National Parks.

Dave is survived by his wife, Jody Smith; son, Nate (Meredith) Smith of Melbourne, Florida; two grandchildren: Kiley and Brody Smith; father, John W. Smith Jr. of Johnston; siblings: Linda Madison, John Steven Smith, Lorri (Ray) Smajd and Bob Smith, along with many nieces and nephews; he is also survived by his father-in-law, Gerald Hunke. He is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly, step-mother, Pauline Gaskill-Smith and mother-in-law, Marlyn Hunke

  • FAMILY

  • Dave is survived by his wife, Jody Smith; son, Nate (Meredith) Smith of Melbourne, Florida; two grandchildren: Kiley and Brody Smith; father, John W. Smith Jr. of Johnston; siblings: Linda Madison, John Steven Smith, Lorri (Ray) Smajd and Bob Smith, along with many nieces and nephews; he is also survived by his father-in-law, Gerald Hunke. He is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly, step-mother, Pauline Gaskill-Smith and mother-in-law, Marlyn Hunke.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Smajd, Casket Bearer
  • Paul Smajd, Casket Bearer
  • Tim Wyckoff, Casket Bearer
  • Andy Hansen, Casket Bearer
  • Mike Bredesky, Casket Bearer
  • Randy Renze, Casket Bearer
  • Bob Smith, Honorary Bearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church
  • Charity of your choosing

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 29, 2019

Memories

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Janet Tracy

April 27, 2019

Kevin and I have enjoyed many years of memories with your family, starting in the old neighborhood where we raised our kids, and then later as we traveled the world together. We will be praying for all of you and hold many laughs and great memories of Dave in our hearts.

Larry and Diane Rauser

April 27, 2019

Our sympathy to Jody and the family. We are shocked and saddened to read about Dave's passing. Dave was a high quality guy who was always a friend at John Deere and around town. We will miss him. We also wish Jody God's peace in the future. The Rauser's.

Ed Gooch

April 27, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Dave for nine years at Ankeny Parks. Dave was not only a great employee he was a friend to everyone he worked with. He was good at his job and seen the city grow with his help!
He will be remembered by all of us that had the pleasure of working with him.

Kimber Powell

April 27, 2019

There are not enough words to express how shocked and sadden we were to hear of Dave's passing. Years of memories as neighbors came rushing back, sitting on our decks, kids growing up and graduations, practical jokes and friendship. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.
HUGS
Kent and Kimber

Ray Smajd

April 27, 2019

See you on the next big cycle ride...May God bless you and your family

Ruth Picha

April 26, 2019

Great memories

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY