Wilhelm, Daniel Bernard
Daniel Bernard Wilhelm, 82, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, at St. Ludmila Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Family will greet friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, where a Scripture service will begin at 1 p.m., and from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Burial: St. John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Military rites will be conducted.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Lois; four children, Brad Wilhelm and Jodie Wilhelm, both of Cedar Rapids, Jill (Wade) Miller of La Crosse, Wis, and Kyle (Lindsey) Wilhelm of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Ashley (Mike) Kaelber, Kristin Wilhelm, Adam Wilhelm, Meghan Wilhelm, Spencer Wilhelm, Briana Rickertsen, Noah Rickertsen, Caleb Miller and Libby Miller; two great-grandchildren, Brody and Aubrie Kaelber; brother, Gus (Mary Ann) Wilhelm of Dyersville; sister-in-law, Marilyn Wilhelm of Dyersville; and his many friends and customers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Mary Jo on April 30, 1961; son, John Joseph on June 30, 1969; and three brothers, James, Earl and Glen Wilhelm.
Dan was born Dec. 7, 1930, the son of Gustave and Lydia (Fangmann) Wilhelm, in Dyersville, Iowa. He served his country in the United States Navy as a gunnerman aboard the U.S.S. Los Angeles during the Korean conflict. On June 2, 1956, Dan was united in marriage to Lois Reinhart at St. Mary’s Church in Solon, Iowa. He was a member of St. Ludmila Catholic Church. Dan owned and operated Dan’s Barbershop.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and was a die-hard Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Dan was the best husband, father and grandfather who loved his family very much.
Memorials may be directed to St. Ludmila Catholic Church in memory of Dan.
Please sign the online guest book for Dan at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published March 10, 2013 in The Gazette