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Funeral for Daniel Smith is Monday

The funeral for Daniel Smith will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Hudson High School auditorium.

The visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers and will be used to establish a scholarship fund for Smith's son, Cody.

Smith will be buried with fire department honors in Willow River Cemetery.

The 46-year-old Hudson Fire Department lieutenant died suddenly at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after being rushed to the hospital the previous night.

Don Gorrie, chief investigator for the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office, said on Friday that Smith's death was reported to the office but that an autopsy wasn't conducted.

Gorrie said Smith died of natural causes.