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Charles "Chuck" Dean Smith

October 19, 1951 — October 16, 2019

HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ Charles Dean “Chuck” Smith, 67, of Hawarden, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his residence under hospice care.

   There will be a Family Prayer Service at 1:00 p.m., followed by visitation with the family for the public from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. Private family inurnment at the Grace Hill Cemetery will follow the visitation. Family and friends are invited to a reception beginning at 4:00 p.m. on that Saturday at Jim and Kristi Anderson’s place at 1691 453rd Street in Hawarden. Condolences may be sent to

   Charles Dean “Chuck” Smith was born October 19, 1951 in Onawa, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Mary (Steele) Smith. He grew up in the Hornick area and attended school at Holly Springs and Sloan, Iowa. Chuck married Carolyn Yockey on November 14, 1969 in Elk Point, South Dakota.

   He later married Joan Anderson on May 1, 1982 in Chatsworth, Iowa. Chuck worked road construction for several years for Irving Jensen, Brower Construction, Des Moines Asphalt, and Midwest Paving. In 1987 he started driving truck for Anderson Trucking in Hawarden, Iowa and did this for 31 years, before retiring in 2018.

   Chuck really enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with family and friends. He also liked fishing and boating. Chuck was a big fan of NASCAR and attended the Daytona 500 several times.

   He is survived by his mother, Mary Smith of Sioux City, Iowa; wife, Joan Smith of Hawarden; 2 sons, Dan Smith of Rodney, Iowa and Marc Smith and wife Jenny of Hinton, Iowa; daughter, Heather Plautz and husband Brian of Smithland, Iowa; brother, Bob Smith and wife Tammi of Hornick, Iowa; 2 sisters, Patricia Sarff and Carolyn Ramsaran both living in Sioux City, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, Levi Smith, Brianna, Brennan, and Brady Brown, Raylan Smith, and Rayne Jones; also his mother-in-law, Lydia Anderson of Hawarden; sister-in-law, Kathy (Wayne) Heuer of Ireton, Iowa; and brothers-in-law, Jim (Kristi) Anderson of Hawarden, John (Connie) Anderson of Hawarden, and David Wilder of Salix, Iowa.

   Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; sister, Donna Wilder; father-in-law, Peter Anderson; 2 brothers-in-law, Lowell Sarff, Jr. and Rick Ramsaran; nephew, Dustin Wilder; and a niece, Heidi Wilder.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation with the family present

Saturday, October 26, 2019

2:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden

712 10th St, Hawarden, IA 51023

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