Daniel "Dan" O'Brien

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Daniel (Dan) Rodger O’Brien, 63 of Charles City, Iowa passed away in his home Saturday February 5, 2022. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, IA with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Elma, IA at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. He was born September 4, 1958, in Cresco, Iowa to Edward and Anna (Shock) O’Brien. He grew up on a farm by Elma and graduated from the Riceville Community School District in 1976. After high school he attended Hawkeye Tech where he studied auto mechanics. He married Deborah Lindell in 1979. They had three children, Tiffany, Nate, and Jesse. They later divorced in 1990. Daniel married Barbara Lyons on September 3, 1994, in Elma, Iowa. Dan was a Minnesota Vikings and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed camping with his wife, Barb, and working on vehicles and bikes. Dan was known for his witty sense of humor and for the fact that he would do anything for the people he loved. His heart, generosity and personality are already missed greatly. Survivors include his beloved wife, Barbara O’Brien, children Tiffany (Tony) Skaggs, Nate O’Brien and Jesse O’Brien, step-children JoAnn (Jody) Bridges, Mary (Randall) Mason, Doug (Susan) Roeding, and Jason (Janell) Roeding; 4 grandchildren Ben, Max, Ellie, and Remy; 10 step-grandchildren Jared, Jacob, Brandi, Brittany, David, Paul, Bennett, Dylan, Brady and Brody; siblings Patricia (Don) Loomer, Jeannie Pickar, Dennis (Ann) O’Brien and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Anna O’Brien and his brother-in-law, Randy Pickar.

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  1. Denny, Ann & Family, You Are In Our Thoughts & Prayers. Sadly, I Met Dan At Anna’s Wake. He Was A Jolly Fellow, A Kind Soul. God Bless You All, Barb, As Well.

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