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Daniel Duane Mohn was born February 22, 1955, to Kenneth and Verla (Smith) Mohn. Dan was raised on the family farm near Moorhead, Iowa, helping with the farm work from the time he was very small until his graduation from East Monona High School in 1973. Gowing up, he attended the Moorhead Lutheran Church. After graduation Dan worked in factory jobs and at a grocery store until taking a job in 1974 with the railroad. He traveled with a crew around the country, south to Texas and east to New York repairing railroad tracks and working almost 90 hours a week. The pay was great, but he had no life, no home and after a year he gave them his notice and came back home to begin his career as a mechanic. Dan started at Sid Dillon Mazda in Omaha and moved on to other places as opportunities arose. For most of his mechanic years (turning wrenches, as he called it), Dan worked for Echo Motors and Westroads Volkswagen in the Omaha area while moonlighting at home doing private repair work. He farmed his own land for a time and also ran his own mechanic shop in Moorhead. Dan spent the last 18 years of his life being a very dedicated employee to Tommy Gate Manufacturing operating a robotic welder.
Dan also kept very busy raising his three boys and eventually found time to take up Taekwondo, quickly achieving his black belt. He not only taught his boys, but also started his own school, giving lessons and going to tournaments. His many students remember him fondly and remember the camp outs he organized in his timber. Dan also enjoyed taking his boys on vacations to Wyoming and Colorado. In his later years, he thoroughly enjoyed time on his farm, taking in the beauty of the outdoors and spending time with his horses.
Dan died on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at home at the age of 68 years, six months, and 22 days.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Justice in 2017. He is survived by his two sons, Josh Mohn of Red Oak, Iowa and Justin (Sarah) Mohn of Avoca, Iowa; four grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Dunham of St. Joseph, Missouri, Shirley (Richard) Molden of Elkhorn, Nebraska and Nancy (Steve) Stransky of New Baden, Illinois; brother, Merrill (Hazel) Mohn of Woodbine, IA; and many other relatives and friends.