Duane William Ehlert


Duane William Ehlert age 86 of Mondamin, Iowa entered into eternal peace on September 16, 2023.  On December 16, 1936, he was born to Harold and Mamie (Steffens) Ehlert in Harrison County.  Duane and his brother Dwight were raised on a farm near Woodbine, Iowa.  After graduating from Woodbine High School in 1954, he moved to Omaha where he worked for a few years before realizing he didn’t like the city life and needed to get back to the farm.  On September 22, 1956, Duane married Myrna Grooms from Mondamin, Iowa and enjoyed a wonderful life together for almost 67 years.  The couple moved to Dunlap, Iowa and began farming at that time.  Six years later they moved to Mondamin, Iowa and continued farming.  After 52 years of working the land that the Lord blessed them with, he retired in 2010.

During these years they were blessed with three daughters: Julie, Connie, and Beth.  The girls were always proud to be a farmer’s daughter.

Duane enjoyed camping, boating, deer hunting, raising boxer pups, cattle and hog farming, square dancing, working with 4-H calves, tractor pulls and parades with antique tractors, spending winters in Arizona, bus trips and visiting with family and friends.  He enjoyed making homemade ice cream and delivering sweet corn from his garden to family and friends.  He currently attended Reach Church in Blair, Nebraska and previously had been a board member for the Mondamin Co-op.

Over the years, Duane was blessed and so grateful he was able to enjoy time with all his grandchildren and great grandchildren  .  He was known to them as Poppy and Papa D.

He is survived by his wife Myrna; daughters, Julie (Art) Florian; Connie Ehlert and Beth (Jim) Brewster.  Five grandchildren; Matthew (Jessica) and Wade (Brittany) Remington, Jerad (Kayla) Florian, Katy (Andrew) Ferguson, Shelby Hansen, two step grandchildren Craig and Mike Florian and 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Julia Grooms, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mamie; brother Dwight; grandson Joel Florian; in-laws Orval and Lillian Grooms and brother-in-law Duane Grooms.

Visitation will be held on September 23, 2023, from 9:30~11:00 a.m. at the Reach Church in Blair, Nebraska.  Luncheon at the church will follow the service.  Private Burial at Noyes Cemetery in Mondamin, Iowa.  Memorial can be directed to Mondamin Rescue or Reach Church.

In Loving Memory Of

Duane Ehlert


December 16, 1936               Magnolia Township, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

September 16, 2023                       Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service

11:00a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023

Reach Church

Blair, Nebraska

Officiating                                   Pastor Glen Hudson

Vocalist                                         Craig Florian

Music Selections

“So God Made A Farmer”

“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”

“On The Road Again”

Honorary Bearers

Matthew Remington                                Jerad Florian

Wade Remington                                    Katy Ferguson

Shelby Hansen

Final Resting Place

Noyes Cemetery

Mondamin, Iowa



  • Cory and Joanne Mether Posted September 19, 2023 1:08 am

    What a great man and friend we will always cherish and miss him prayers to the family we can never understand Gods will but God got a great guy and they will work good together

  • Kenny and Norma Archer Posted September 19, 2023 10:14 am

    We have lots of great memories of Duane. So sorry for your loss. He was a special man. Considering ourselves fortunate to have known him. Prayers for your family.

  • Gaylene Alton Posted September 19, 2023 2:21 pm

    blessing coming your way for you and the family

  • Scott & Laura Rife Posted September 19, 2023 3:08 pm

    Prayers for comfort and peace.

  • Ron Bell Posted September 20, 2023 8:22 am

    Duane has been a longtime member of the Mondamin community and a devoted family man. He will be dearly missed by so many. Our hearts and prayers go out to Myrna and his loving family.

  • Betty Marquardt Posted September 20, 2023 12:17 pm

    Myrna, I didn’t know Duane but have heard nice things about him. You have now joined the many who have had long, happy marriages and will be adjusting to a new normal. Thankful you have the Lord to lean on as did I. Enjoyed our times volunteering at Longview. God’s continued blessings, Betty M

  • Dennis and Katherine Maaske Posted September 21, 2023 12:10 pm

    The generations rise and fall before the Lord. Duane served the Lord well in our generation of Ehlert descendants. Always looked for him in the parade and enjoyed meeting him at Old Settlers. May the Lord bless and keep all who mourn and comfort you with the peace that passes all understanding.

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