Daniel J. Lychwick, 70, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.
A time for friends and visitation will be on Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Corpus Christi Church in Fort Dodge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Mount Carmel. Wearing of masks or face shields are recommended along with social distancing. Services will be live-streamed via Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home Facebook page.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Cheryl (Pudenz) Lychwick of Fort Dodge, brothers Bill Lychwick of TX, Jeff (Ellen) Lychwick of VA, sister Amy (Mike Mohler) Lychwick Howard of TX and his niece Laura Howard Kapuchinski, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Pat (Rich) Marshall of Omaha, Diane Pudenz of Carroll, Marlene (Mike) Leonard of Carroll, Dean (Michelle) Pudenz of Carroll, Larry (Paula) Pudenz of Auburn, Lynn Pudenz of Carroll and Carol (Jeff) Bernholtz of Estherville and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Dorothy (Czerwinski) Lychwick, mother and father-in-law Norman and Betty Pudenz and brother-in-law William "Bill" Pudenz.
Daniel John Lychwick was born on July 10, 1950 in Milwaukee, WI. At a young age, he moved with his parents to Fort Dodge where he was raised and educated. Dan graduated from St. Edmond High School in 1968. He then attended the University of Iowa and attained his bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. On July 19, 1980 he was united in marriage to Cheryl Pudenz in Mount Carmel and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. From 1977 to 2000, Dan worked at K.W.M.T. radio in time sales. He then worked at Hy-Vee and later Wal-Mart in the produce department. Dan enjoyed slow pitch softball, bowling, golfing, and fishing. He served as a Greeter, Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and sang in Holy Trinity's "Unity Singers" Men's Choir and also the Adult Mixed Choir at Holy Trinity Parish. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, P.I.C.A. and the Brushy Creek Area Chapter for the American Red Cross. Dan was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Memorials may be left to P.I.C.A. or to Holy Trinity Parish both in Fort Dodge.
"I was shocked and saddened when we got your letter today about Dan?s passing. We had a great friendship at Iowa. I have fond memories of our times working the student dining room. I also have the memory of a basement apartment in Dennison and disc jockeying at a bar in Carroll, Iowa. We had a number of philosophical discussion and sharing of the Sunday Register in his dorm room. I thought a lot of him as well as you. I will always keep him in my memory."
"Sorry for your loss Cheryl & Lychwick family , you?ve been through a lot together ,Dan was a good guy I thought he had a radio voice he should have been on the air , prayers to you ?"
"We are sorry for your loss. Dan was a tireless volunteer at the Holy Trinity food pantry for many years! He is sorely missed especially by the afternoon crew. Thank you Dan."
" I worked with Dan many years ago at KWMT radio. He was always so kind and respectful. A great person to work with and wish I had gotten to know him better in that short time. My deepest sympathies to Dan's family. You are in my prayers."
"Very sad news. Dan was truly one of the nicest people I've ever known. Always smiling and a real pleasure to be around."
"Cheryl, I am thinking about you in this difficult time. My condolences to you and your family!"
"Cheryl- we are so sorry for your loss. Both my son Brian and I remember visiting with you at Fort Dodge functions and the time Dan worked at HyVee. He always helped me pick out the freshest food available. You have always been one of my favorite couples in Fort Dodge-especially so caring about other people. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families."
"I have good memories of Dan as we volunteered together at the Lords Cupboard on Friday afternoons. He was a great guy to work with, he will be missed ?"
"Dan and I went to school together from Kindergarten through college. Favorite memory: The ice was so thick on the streets in Fort Dodge, we put on our ice skates and skated from home to St. Edmonds. We played a lot of golf together and had some great times growing up! He was a good buddy and will be missed, but I know he is in a better spot. You and your family are in my prayers ,Cheryl. "
"Thoughts and prayers to all my heart goes out to you Cheryl "
"He was always so positive n enjoyed life!! Always joking or had a great come back on comments!! I will miss him so much n appreciate the time he spent with my sister in their married life!! ?"
"I sat behind Dan in band. He always had a smile and kept us laughing. Dan never spoke a bad word about anyone. RIP Dan."