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Hudson firefighters lift Dan Smith's casket onto the back of a fire engine for the trip to Willow River Cemetery following his funeral in the Hudson High School Auditorium. In the white shirts, from left, are Don Heldt, Sean O'Brien (above), Tom Forsythe, Tom Barthman, Rich Hjelmgren, Dean Rossing and Mark Thorsen; saluting, from left, Brian Schmidt, John Rivard, Bob Larson, Bob Schmitz and John Simon. See the attached Photo Gallery for more photos. Photo by Randy Hanson

Hundreds mourn the death of Daniel Smith

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Daniel John Smith was remembered as a man whose actions spoke louder than his words during his funeral Monday morning in the Hudson High School Auditorium.


"Some people talk about doing things and some people do things," said Ron Noden, a lay pastor from Stillwater who delivered the eulogy. "He was a do-things guy - a man of action."

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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