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Daniel Jahner

July 23, 1955 - February 20, 2012


6-7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

12-1:00 P.M. Friday, February 24, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Funeral Mass: 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 24, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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Daniel Jahner

July 23, 1955 - February 20, 2012


Dan Jahner, 56, from Detroit Lakes, MN died unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2012. 

Dan was born July 23, 1955 in Bismarck, ND to Bart and Victoria Jahner.  Dan grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated from South High in 1974.

He married Linda Marie Erickson in 1982.  A 33 year veteran of Case IH, one of Dan’s greatest joys was working and commuting side by side with his father, Bart, for over 20 plus years.  Dan later became employed with Airgas and loved working with the public and thoroughly enjoyed his co-workers, who would inevitably become close friends.

Dan had a love for life, family, friends and animals.  He worked hard and played hard.  Playing cards, hanging out at the lake and working on cars in his man cave were things he enjoyed.

Dan will be remembered for his love of cars aka “Motorhead.”  He had an unending array of one liners.  It was hard to go anywhere and not find someone who knew Dan.

He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 30 years, Lyn; his two dogs, Blue and Libby; cats, Lucky, Tia, and Haley; mother-in-law, Lois; brother-in-laws, Gary (Sarah) Erickson, Dave (Cari) Erickson; five sisters, Judy Aalgaard, Sandra (Lee) Ptomey, Debra Flieth, Tammy (Karry) Hoganson and Vicky (Dan) Regan; two brothers, Tim (Carol) Jahner, Tom (Lori) Jahner; 17 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by parents, Bart and Victoria Jahner; father-in-law, Wallace Erickson; brother-in-law, Terry Aalgaard and niece, Megan Jahner.


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  1. Mike says:

    Fargo N. D.I am So Sorry to Here About Dan I Just Found Out Today 4-26-12 When I Was Ordering Some Gas From Dan Work He Will Be Forever Missed My Prayers Are With His Family & freinds.

  2. jerry colby says:

    Grand Junction COLORADODear Lyn. You don’t know me, but I spent many childhood hours and days with Dan and his sibs. We lived across the street from Jahners. I also played music in Jahner’s basement with Buddy. I saw Dan for a few minutes at the Hotel at the lakes when I was up last summer, and we shared a lot of laughs in a very short period of time. We traded contact info, and I was hoping to get in touch when we come up north this summer. I’m sorry for your loss of Dan, and grateful for the early years I shared with him and the rest of his family.

  3. Julie Gnoinsky Smith says:

    Dear Lynn,

    I was shocked to hear about Dan. Memories of him are of much laughter and making life everything it could be. He will be thought of often and missed much.

    Julie Gnoinsky-Smith

  4. Joe Huguelet says:

    lakeville mnLyn,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Dan was a great friend in highschool. I will never forget the day I got moved to varsity on the football team as a sophmore. I was scared and intimidated. Dan came over to me and immediately took me in under his wing. We were good friends for the rest of school. I remember driving around in his cars with my head between my knees.
    I know you don’t know me I just wanted you to know he will be missed and he left a great lasting impression on many many people.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Joe Huguelet

  5. Spencer Clark says:

    Denver Lindy,

    My deepest condolence.

  6. Shirley Flieth says:

    J ndDeb
    so sorry to hear your brother passed away. You are in my prayers
    Shirley Flieth

  7. Phyllis Chu says:

    San Francisco CaliforniaLyn, our condolences for you and your family. Mom (Betty Keenan) told me about Dan’s passing. I can still see and hear Dan laughing with my husband Michael on Mom and Dad’s Sauk Centre deck during a family reunion years ago. Now they both can once again have a reunion but without us. You and your mom as well as Dan’s family are in my thoughts, and I’m sorry that you’re having to follow my path of widowhood too. Please know if you need to talk late in the night when everyone else is sleeping, I’m available on west coast time, ok?
    With healing hugs —
    Phyllis, Kelly, Cory & Devon





  9. Tom Keenan says:

    Minnetonka MnI am so sorry to hear of Dans passing. My Mom (Betty) gave me a call and we talked of memories long ago. Oh how my heart hurts for you. I will keep you and all the family in prayer as you travel this difficult path. May God’s grace be your comfort during these days.

  10. Joan and Steve Hodgson says:

    Minot ND
    Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. Dan will be greatly missed. I am honored to say he was my cousin!

  11. Paul Moret says:

    Excelsior MN
    Dan, you were always an awesome presence! You made life an joyful adventure. I wish I could hear you laugh one more time. Thank you for your friendship. Class of ’74.

  12. Fred Rodriguez says:

    West Fargo North dakotaLyn
    So sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. My name is Fred Rodriguez from West Fargo, we worked together @ Steiger Tractor Co. back in the 80’s. Dan was a always laughing, telling a joke (that you could not repeat). I’ve ran into him over the years around town and @ Airgas Co. Just a little grayer but still the funny boy!
    If God is looking for someone with a good heart and smile, “he chose wisely”.
    God bless the Jahner Family today and watch over Dan.
    Fred Rodriguez

  13. Byron & Carolyn Butters says:

    Andover MN
    We only were privileged to meet Dan on a few occasions but were impressed with his ability to instill the feeling that you should enjoy life to its fullest as long as you can. Unfortunately his presence was cut shorter than we all would have liked. He is now a memory that we will never forget… We thank him for the memories. God Bless him and all that knew and loved him.

  14. Steve & Donna Schneider says:

    Fargo ND

    You are in our thoughts at this difficult and sad time. Dan was so positive and upbeat whenever we saw him. It will be difficult driving by “Hollywood Beach” at the lakes knowing there will not be his welcoming smile and presence.

  15. James and Jeannine Hess says:

    Ulen Minnesota
    Lyn and family –

    We were so very sorry to hear of Dan’s death. Our hearts and our prayers go out to you at this dark time.

    We really enjoyed Dan and his wit and vast automotive knowledge.

    He will be so greatly missed –

    God Bless –

    Jim (from CNH) Hess and Jeannine

  16. Karen Dahlseng says:

    Lyn and your family:
    I am so very sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Dan had such a contagious smile and such a goon natured guy-I will miss his greetings as he waits for his best friend Lyn to join him in the car for their ride home.

  17. Kurt Jankowski says:

    Fargo ND
    Lyn and the Jahner family,

    I will always remember the great times I had with Dan over the years. How when he called he would say “Kurt Jahner” and you could tell he was smiling as he talked even on the phone. Enthusiasm, ambition and great sense of humor. That was Dan and he will be missed.

    Kurt Jankowski

  18. Barb and Steve Avery says:

    Sartell Mn. We were surprised and saddened to hear of the death of your husband, Dan.
    I am so glad we had time to spend with both of you last summer. We have been praying for the comfort of our Lord and Savior at this very difficult time. Love, cousin Barb

  19. Carla Stein says:

    Omaha NELyn,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  20. Jerry Nefzger says:

    West Fargo ND
    Last time i saw Dan was last summer.Like always with a comment or a joke and a laugh. Im sure he is looking at us all and saying lighten up and look me up when your day comes and he will be there with his smile and laugh and maybe a joke or two. He will be missed by so many. To all his family i am sorry for your loss but im sure you have many many fond memories of Dan as i do he will never be forgotten.

  21. Pat Schaff & Danielle Holte says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Linda, we are so very sorry for your loss and can’t even begin to imagine your sadness. Dan was a very special person and he without a doubt touched our lives, as I am sure he did with everyone he met along the way. Please know that you are in our thoughts often and we are sending love and strength your way.

  22. Karen Lomasang says:

    Pembroke Pines FLThoughts and prayers go out to Jahner family.

  23. Azem Elezovic says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Lyn,

    We are all saddened by the sudden death of Dan. Dan has thought us so much about life and how to enjoy it to its fullest. He made us laugh at times we really needed it. Dan was the best neighbor and a friend one could only wish for. I remember working with him in a garage until the sunrise regardless of the weather outside and had always looked forward to the next project Dan had in mind. We thank God to have had a chance to be neighbors with you and Dan. You are in our prayers.

    Elezovic’s Family (Azem, Avdo, Mejra, Zemira with their spouses and children)

  24. Gary D. Jacobson says:

    Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
    Linda, and all your family–I am so sorry for your loss. I am having a hard time believing that Dan is gone—so full of life-smiling, and joking all the time. I worked with Dan, and Bart, and never a dull moment! When ever I would visit–always glad to see you.I would say,’What project you got going now?’—Then Dan would say–‘GOT-ER MADE YA KNOW’. Blue–[his dog] always by his side–and also the BLACK dog.Fun times, LOTS OF MEMORIES! WHAT A LOSS! May GOD Hug you TIGHT!

  25. Paula Cleven says:

    Denver COMy thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan was a wonderful guy. Always happy, cheerful and that big smile for everyone. I have many happy memories of him from South High. He was one of a kind and will be missed.

  26. Rover's Playhouse -Heidi & Jacky says:

    Fargo ND
    We will always remember Dan as “Blue’s” best buddy. Oh, how he greeted him every day like it had been a year since he had seen him. Take care, Lyn, and allow Blue to help you thru the grieving.

  27. LARRY OLSON says:


  28. Wendy Olson Lange says:

    Lyn and family,

    I’m so sorry to read about Dan. I remember him well and have very fond memories. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


    Wendy (Olson) Lange

  29. Terri (Twete) Nelson says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Lyn and Deb and the Jahner family:

    May the comfort and love of all family and friends around you help give you peace through this difficult time, and know that you are loved alot .

  30. Rose Rodacker says:

    Casselton ND
    Dear Lyn, I am so sorry for your loss, I can only imagine what you must be feeling right now. I know your memories of Dan will be a comfort in days to come. My heart goes out to you. Rose (Net’s sister)

  31. Julie Paulson says:

    We are so blessed to have known Dan for all these years. He was the spark in our lives and the “Hood”.
    He will be always be the brightest star that God created.
    We will be there for you, forever.
    Bud, Julie and Gracie

  32. Carrie Johnson says:

    Fargo ND
    Lyn, We are so sorry for your loss.
    Larry and I have many great memmories to Cherish.
    You and Dan and Blue were the best neighbors we have ever had. Had a lot of good times.
    Dan will be missed greatly.
    He was one of kind!
    God Bless,
    Carrie and Larry

  33. Steve Shark says:

    Fargo ND
    If you had to sum up Dan in one word, it would be “genuine”! As a teenager, that might mean getting a “hello” with a wide smile in the hallways at Fargo South. Or during the times that I did run into him in the years since, if he asked “how are you going?”, he meant it. Great attitude, great zest for life. Thoughts and prayers go out to sister Debbie and the rest of the Jahner family.

  34. Jack Caufield says:

    Kearney NebraskaDiane and I are so sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Like my sister Carrie said, Dan had a great smile. In fact, in all the memories I have of him, he was always smiling. The photo on this page was perfect. Our class is hurting this week. We know your family will have plenty of support.

  35. Mark Larson says:

    Fargo ND
    Who ever thought Superman would go, much less at such a young age. Dan was Superman to me. He blazed the trail and was truly a leader in our circle. We all lived vicariously through Dan. No one gave me more belly laughs than Dan did. No one made me feel as strong and confident than when Dan was with me. In fact, he played next to me on the O & D line and we had fun! I will always love you, partner. Thanks so very much for all the GREAT memories and for always watching my blind side. We all love you, man! All our love and support to your brothers and sisters and a special wish to Lynn! We are better for all your gifts and will mourn your loss the rest of our days! Mark & Denise Larson

  36. chuck deutsch says:

    fargo ndlindey
    i will be there friday,i hope you can seat me close to the family. dan and i had a great 5 years. im so sorry for you he left so young.you know we had a special friendship.we had many great days.i hope he starts a bunk house up there.when i get there i will change the kitchen sink so the hot water is on the left and cold on the right.change the windows so you can open them from inside.really want to cloud jump on the mini bike.will see you friday

  37. Patty, Gary ,tyler and Nicole Baem says:

    Mapleton ND
    Lyn so sorry of your loss , thoughts and prayers with you at this very difficult time. We will all miss Dan very much , always welcomed us with open arms when we stopped in to visit…..He loved playing in his garage

  38. Tosha Bayer says:

    You will be missed!

  39. Sharon Wigren says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Dan’s family,
    So sad for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  40. Paul Radermacher says:

    casselton ND
    Lynn, Dan was a great freind, coworker, and all around good guy. My heart goes out to you. Paul.
    Dan was a nice person and friend, I will miss him so much, I feel like I lost a pice of my heart, take care Lynn, Bryce.

  41. Richard Redfield says:

    Fargo ND
    Growing up with Dan ( we lived about a block apart) and being a Class of “74” classmate I am sadden by the loss of a good friend. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  42. marty rud says:

    fargo i will miss your craziness and good humor never a dull moment with you around God bless you dan.

  43. Carrie Curfman says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are in shock right now and my hope is that all the fun and loving memories you have of Dan comfort you in this time of sorrow. I always got the biggest kick out of Dan–so darn funny. He had the most impish grin and he could con a person into doing almost anything! May he rest in peace and greet all of his ’74 classmates in heaven!

    Carrie Curfman

  44. Susan Bloom Benore says:

    Marion IAI am so sorry to hear about Dan when we were all younger and I stayed over alot and had family dinners with you all those were the fun times….. Dan had such a great smile, never forgot all the fun times with all of you at your parents home the whole family was awesome! I wish I could give each one of you a ((((((BIG HUG)))))) my heart and prayers go out to each and every one of you! Susan

  45. Sharon Beauclair says:

    We are so very sorry. You and your family are in our prayers.

  46. Marge Boldenow says:

    So sorry that Dan left us all so early. He will be missed.

  47. Deb Knopp (Kjaer) says:

    Maple Lake MN
    To Deb and all of Dan’s family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Class of ’74

  48. Chandra Eaton says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and to all of Dan’s friends and family.

  49. Joe, Sue, Brad, Kristy, Stacey, Nate says:

    Calgary AlbertaLindee, Dan was a wonderful husband and a great friend to so many people. His love of life, sense of humor and caring nature made him such an amazing person! We all will truly miss him. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming days and our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

  50. Jodi Schultz says:

    Fargo ND
    To Lynn and all of Dan’s family and friends: I am so sorry for your loss, and please know I’m thinking of you during this hard time.

  51. Michelle Shumate says:

    I am so sorry this happened to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let me know if there is anything that you need.

  52. Linda Ottesen says:

    West Fargo ND
    Dear Jahner Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Our arms are wrapped around you.
    Lyn and Tammy, my sympathies go out to you and your families.
    Linda Ottesen

  53. Sheila Van Raden says:

    Lynn, my heart goes out to you… Just know that we’re all praying for you. With my deepest sympothies, Sheila

  54. Cindy O'Connell says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  55. Helen Buckle says:

    Lyn, I am so sorry to about Dan. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this hard time.

  56. lINDA Williams says:

    New Prague Mn Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of his family and friends. May God give you comfort and peace in your time of grear sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss.

  57. Mary & Dennis Bartsch says:

    Bismarck ND
    Dear Jahner Family:
    Our sincerest sympathies for all of you during the difficult days ahead. May all of the memories you hold in your heart help ease the pain. Dan was such a fun Guy to be around always laughing and joking and I bet he is smiling that he is the reason all of his family has gotten together to laugh, cry and celebrate his life.
    Our prayers, thoughts and love are with all of you.

    Dennis and Mary Bartsch

  58. Larry Johnson says:

    Dan, you were a great friend and an awesome neighbor! You will be greatly missed!

  59. Sarah Burke Black says:

    Barnum IAMy thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Rest in peace Dan, you left us much too soon. Class of ’74

  60. Jeff Soper says:

    Goodland Kansas My deepest sympathy for all the family, forgive me if I get the names wrong it’s been a long time, Deb, Tim, Tom and anyone else I missed friends and family. I can recall lots of great stories about Dan Fargo South Class of 1974, but let me sum it up in one sentence…*Johnny* was cool, way before the *Fonz* God Bless you brother.

  61. Erin Hetland says:

    Lyn, you are in my thoughts in prayers.

  62. Roger and Marsha says:

    Dan you will be forever in our hearts. Miss your smiling face, friendship and joyful nature. Love you

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