Darl W. Smith

DARL “CUEBALL” W. SMITH,79, of Jackson passed away at his home on Thursday, December 23, 2010.  Funeral service will be on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson with Pastor Christopher Drew officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Riverside Cemetery – Jackson.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 28 from 5 to 8 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home and on Wednesday – one hour prior to the service at the Church.

DARL “CUEBALL” WILLIAM SMITH was born on August 1, 1931 in Jackson, Minnesota, the son of James William and Esther (Jensen) Smith.  He attended school in District 1 and graduated from Jackson High School in 1949. In January 1951 he joined the 47th Division National Guard where he proudly served until December 1952. He was married to Gloria Jean Swanson on January 25, 1953, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. He spent his life farming in Jackson county. In 1981 they moved to town. After he retired from farming in the late 80’s, he continued to help other farmers. He worked part time as janitor at the Jackson Vo Tech. he also loved to help Gloria with the grandchildren and did some babysitting on his own. On any given day you could find CueBall at the local pool hall, or Legion Club playing cards with his friends. Darl passed away at his home on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 22 days.

Darl was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. He was a member of the Jackson American Legion, where he served as Commander. He enjoyed working at the infield stand at the VFW Races.  He also enjoyed happy hour with his friends, giving his card playing buddies a hard time, and most of all spending time with Gloria and his family.

Darl is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gloria of Jackson, a daughter, Sandy Cregeen (Kent Franks) of Jackson, a son Larry Dean (Cheley) Smith of Jackson, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters, Doris Baultrusitis of New Ulm, Minnesota, Darlene Smith of Jackson, Dolores Peters of Mountain Lake, Minnesota, Dorothy Elness of Windom, Minnesota, and a brother, Dale Smith of Jackson, Minnesota.

Darl is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.

Darl will be greatly missed.

Blessed be the memory of Darl William Smith.

1 thought on “Darl W. Smith”

  1. Kari Huseth (Kielblock) says:

    Dear Gloria, Sandy, Larry and family,

    Cueball always had a smile on his face and a chuckle for me whenever I saw him. I recall many times when Cueball, my dad and the whole gang played cards. As a little girl it was so funny to call him Cueball and get to rub the top of his head. He would grab hold of Harlow and “hold him for me” so I could give him a punch in the shoulder. I don’t know how that ever got started but it continued throughout my life when ever I saw the two of them together. I will always remember a time when Gloria was “all dolled up” and Cueball held his hand sideways to his mouth and loudly whispered, “She’s the talker and a looker.” Gloria gave him a big smile and kept right on talking. Neither of your folks ever missed a beat.
    Kari Huseth (Fat and Mary’s daughter)

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