Daniel John


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Daniel John Smith

Oct 23 1956 - Oct 05 2020

Daniel John Smith was the eldest of two children born to John and Barbara Smith in Chicago, IL on October 23, 1956.

He graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School and was the first in his family to go to college, attending DePaul University. After graduating, he became a math teacher at a local high school.

It was there that he met the love of his life, Joellyn. They married on September 12, 1981 and soon after had four children.

He left the profession of teaching and joined the Commercial Real Estate industry, quickly becoming an industry expert in Mortgage Backed Securities. His career would take him from Chicago into the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, and soon after to the suburbs of McKinney, TX.

Dan loved his family and enjoyed bowling, watching sports, cheering on the Chicago Bears and Cubs, and always attended his children’s sport games and band recitals. He was a proud father who put all four of his children through college and as he would brag “without tattoos”.

His legacy will continue through his children – his oldest daughter Michelle Schoonmaker and her husband Derek, his only son Craig and his wife Eden, his middle daughter Katherine Quintanilla and her husband Alex, and his youngest daughter Christina. He has three grandchildren all of which were the center of his world.

He was loved and deeply loved us all. He lived life to the fullest and is now rejoined in heaven with the love of his life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bridge Breast Network: https://www.bridgebreast.org/

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