Daniel Coblentz

1939 - 2024


Daniel Coblentz, 85, passed from this life Thursday, April 25, 2024, at his home in Kalona. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 29, 2024, at 10 a.m., at Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona. Burial will be held prior to the service at 8:30 a.m., at Fairview Cemetery north of Kalona. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook and YouTube pages. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 2 – 4 and 5 – 7 p.m., at Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Sunnyside Church Missions and Hospice of Washington County. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Daniel Coblentz was born March 25, 1939, in Rugby, North Dakota, the son of Harley and Barbara (Gingerich) Coblentz. He was united in marriage to Esther Yoder on July 4, 1959, at Upper Deer Creek Church. Daniel worked for 68 years shoeing horses, retiring in December of 2020. He was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church where he taught Sunday school for many years. Danny enjoyed working with horses, hunting, and fishing.

Survivors include his wife: Esther of Kalona; five children: Rebecca (Jim) Miller of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Alvin (Karla) Coblentz of Kalona, Karla (Zendall) Gingerich of Midford Center, Ohio, Glenn (Viola) Coblentz of Wauseon, Ohio, and Norvin (Mary) Coblentz of Cedar Rapids; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister: Fannie Coblentz of Kalona; and a sister-in-law: Susie Coblentz of Bloomfield, Iowa.

Preceding Daniel in death were his parents; three brothers: Dwight, Joe and Elijah; and two sisters: Ruby and Marie.