Daniel C. Helmuth (Dan), 89, of Coralville, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City.

A celebration of Dan’s life will he held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Sunnyside Mennonite Church fellowship hall, 501 14th St., Kalona.

Dan was born on Nov. 7, 1929, at his home in rural Kalona to Christian I. and Mary (Miller) Helmuth. He was the youngest of nine children.

Dan worked his entire career as an auto mechanic. In retirement he was a handyman, tinkerer and fix-it man. He was always willing to help a friend, neighbor or family member with a project or car repair.

In retirement Dan and his wife Reva went to Apache Junction, Ariz. during the winter months, eventually living there permanently. Dan and Reva relocated back to Iowa earlier this year.

Dan loved playing cards, dominos, bingo and making tin men from empty cans he collected. Dan had the gift of gab; he loved to tell jokes and stories that friends shared with him on line.

Dan is survived by his wife; Reva of Coralville; his children: Norman (Wanett) Helmuth of Iowa City, Cheryl (Mike) Johnston of Des Moines, Brenda (Jim) Oskam of Newton, and Angela Robinson of Cedar Rapids; and 13 grandchildren. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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