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Dakota John Smith

April 16, 2010 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 11)


Dakota John Smith, age 11 of Aurora, died Thursday, November 11th, 2021 due to injuries sustained in a car accident occurring near Gilbert, MN. He was born April 16th, 2010 in Virginia Minnesota the son of Betty Smith and Scott Kruckeberg. He attended Mesabi East, Mt. Iron, and Virginia schools throughout his life. Dakota was living in Aurora, MN at the time of his death.

Dakota’s favorite sport was baseball and he enjoyed video games and nerf gun battles as well. He treasured spending time with his mother Betty Smith and siblings (Madisyn, Payton, and Zander).

Dakota is survived by his siblings: Madisyn Smith, Payton Edwards, and Zander Smith; father: Scott Kruckeberg; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. -

Dakota is preceded in death by his mother Betty Smith (involved in the same fatal car accident) and aunt Mary Smith.

The funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021at the Bauman-Cron Funeral home in Virginia MN. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home Facebook page. A Graveside service is planned for May 2022 at Argo Cemetery in Babbitt, MN.

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Funeral Service
December 1, 2021

3:30 PM
Bauman Cron Funeral Home
516 South First Stree
Virginia, MN 55792
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