Otto Duane Dahn found eternal peace on September 6th,2019
Born to Otto R. and Marguerite (Markus) Dahn on Feb 10th 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Holy Name School where he served as an Altar Boy ( Yes, Really !) and De La Salle HS where he was tagged with the nickname of “Big O” that stayed with him his entire life ! In the early 1960’s he moved to St. Joseph Michigan He entered into the Army soon after at the urging of his Michigan family. After returning home he began his long career as an OTR truck driver, first with North American Van Lines and ultimately retiring from Holland. Otto had plenty of stories about his job and travels ,some of which would not be politically correct today ! Otto made many friends along the way and at Chief’s Bar and Grill his favorite watering hole and maintained those friendships throughout his life. He loved hunting and had many good times at Camp BS with his buddies from which more stories evolved that were mostly fueled by beer about the one that got away! He also enjoyed snowmobiling and was disappointed when winters were dry! He was sometimes considered a curmudgeon but we all knew he was a big softy inside. He was there when the chips were down and the stakes were high when his family and friends needed him.
But he said his greatest accomplishment were his children and grandchildren of whom he was so proud !
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and mentor, Ralph and sisters Virginia and Sharon.
He is survived by his children, Brian Moore (Tara) of Bangor, MI, Heather Dahn-Miller (Verion) of Newnan GA, Eric Dahn (Kim) of Eau Claire, and Jennifer Dahn-Bailey of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Brandon Miller, Rebecca Fuller, Katlyn Fuller and Alex Moore; great-grandson, Oaklen Miller; siblings, Carol Dahn-Harper, Donna Myers, Mary Dahn and Arlen (Kathy) Dahn and many nieces and nephews who loved and enjoyed the times they spent together.
We will miss you but know that you have finally found peace as you leave us on the wings of the Angels! Hope there is a beer waiting for you! Cheers !
A Celebration Of Life will be announced soon. It will be held at:
4790 Territorial Rd
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please dress comfortably and bring your favorite “Big O” story !
The family wishes to thank the Willows Assisted Living especially, his favorite caregivers (you know who you are) for the loving care you gave him. Also to the Veteran’s Affairs Advocate that helped us make sure that Otto received the services he needed.
Donations may be made directed to your local VFW or American legion to assist Veterans in need or to the Willows Assisted Living for residents in need of assistance.
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