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
December 16, 1936 Magnolia Township, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
11:00a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023
Officiating Pastor Glen Hudson
Vocalist Craig Florian
“So God Made A Farmer”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“On The Road Again”
Matthew Remington Jerad Florian
Wade Remington Katy Ferguson
Final Resting Place