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

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

16, 2023                       Missouri Valley, Iowa


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

“On The Road Again”

Honorary Bearers

Matthew Remington                                Jerad Florian

Wade Remington                                    Katy Ferguson

Shelby Hansen

Final Resting Place

Noyes Cemetery

Mondamin, Iowa