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Daniel Kahn Budweg

daniel budweg

April 11, 1983 ~ June 27, 2024

Born in: New Hampton, IA
Resided in: Cedar Falls, IA

Daniel Kahn Budweg age 41 of Cedar Falls, formerly of New Hampton, IA, died Thursday, June 27, 2024, at his home of natural causes.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, JULY 12, 2024, at Peace United Church of Christ, Fredericksburg, with Rev. Scott Smith presiding.  There will not be a visitation prior to the service.

Daniel Kahn Budweg was born April 11, 1983 at St. Joseph Hospital in New Hampton, IA, to Evelyn (Kahn) Budweg and Clark Budweg.
Dan was raised on an acreage south of New Hampton where he could be found exploring the nearby stream with his older sister, letting imaginations run wild, and playing with the numerous animals they came across.  He often helped his mom on the farm and always made time to bring her home a bouquet of wildflowers.
Dan attended the New Hampton school system receiving his diploma. Following high school, he ventured out to live in Cedar Rapids for a time, working at Menards, before returning to the Waterloo area to continue work and attend Hawkeye Community College.  After graduation from an engineering program through John Deere, Dan was employed there as a product development specialist until shortly before his death.
Dan’s greatest joy in life was his daughter, Kaitlin.  He often proudly referred to himself as a “girl dad.”  Dan loved the Kansas City Chiefs and was no fair-weather fan.  He began sporting a Chief’s Starter jacket in the third grade.  He delighted in sharing this love with his nephews as well.  Always an avid sports fan, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls was a life-long idol.
Dan had a love for the outdoors and truly enjoyed fishing, biking and kayaking….really anything on the water.  He loved working out and being active.
Dan was never afraid to try something new, in fact his only fear may have been his dreaded fear of heights. That still didn’t stop him from travelling with family and friends, although he may have said a prayer or two as the plane took off and landed.
Dan was never afraid to share an opinion.  He strongly stood up for his beliefs…sometimes even if you didn’t want to hear them.  There was never a quiet moment as Dan could chat and make friends with anyone – often displaying his witty sense of humor or cracking a disparaging joke.  Despite his sarcastic demeanor, Dan loved intensely and felt things deeply.  He felt everything with his whole heart from a very young age.  There was no halfway if he cared about you.
Survivors include his daughter, Kaitlin Bertch-Budweg of Denver, IA; his mother, Evelyn Budweg of New Hampton; his father, Clark Budweg of New Hampton; a sister, Brianna (Jeremiah) Pitz of Fredericksbug; nephews and niece, Logan, Mason, and Kendall Pitz, all of Fredericksburg; Dear friend, Michelle Boone of Dike, IA.
He was preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents, Neil and Elva Kahn; his paternal grandparents, John and Rose Budweg; step-grandmother, Evelyn Kahn.

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  1. Sorry to hear about Dan. I went to Hawkeye and worked at PEC with him. We started the same day. He was a fun guy with a good soul! He will be missed!

  2. I never got to meet Dan, but my daughter really loved him. I was hoping to meet the one that made my daughter so happy. but I will have to wait until a later time. My prayers for his family .🙏❤️

    • Clark,Jeannie,and Brianna and family, We are so very sorry for your devastating loss. We are holding your families close in thoughts and prayers now and as you face the difficult days ahead.

  3. So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Lots of memories of Dan at our house during those Jr High and High school years. The boys were always up to something with plenty of help. Dan was never afraid to help him himself in kitchen-or find a place to sleep. Dan was always welcome at our house. Sincere condolences to all of his family.
    Dave & Kathy Boss

  4. So sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. My deepest sympathy to the family. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dear Clark…all of your New Orleans family send sincere sympathy on the death of your son. What a thing to happen. I’m so sorry.
    Love from Angela, Marshall, Christine and Claudia.

  6. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Sending you strength today and peace in all the days ahead.

    • Clark,Jeannie,and Brianna and family, We are so very sorry for your devastating loss. We are holding your families close in thoughts and prayers now and as you face the difficult days ahead.

  7. Clark, how sad & shocking to see this. My heartfelt thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this very difficult time. God bless & keep you in his care.

  8. Evelyn & Family, So Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss. I Did Not Know This Man, Yet Feel He Was Truly A Bright Light In This Dim World. God Bless You All With Strength & Peace. Debbie (Vorwald) Morrison

  9. Our deepest condolences to his family. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all.

  10. My prayers are with Daniel’s family .. I remember him as a good kid he was one of my employees at hardees way back in his high-school years.. he always making jokes and making me laugh. He had a big heart ..

  11. Clark,
    I am so sorry to hear about your son Daniel. My heart breaks knowing the pain you are going through. May you feel God’s presence and know you are not alone. Keeping you and your entire family in my prayers.
    Karla Weaver

  12. Taking a moment of silence for Dan and his family.
    When you are near water think of Dan and feel everything in your heart just as he felt everything with his whole heart ❤️ . I promise you will hear him.

  13. Dan was a great person and friend. Many good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of Dan’s family.

  14. Jeannie and family,
    Your son is a great loss to all of the lives he touched and gave joy to. Our hearts go out to you .
    Our sympathy Ken & Jeanine Douglas

  15. Jeannie and family,
    Your son is a great loss to all of the lives he touched and gave joy to. Our hearts go out to you .
    Our sympathy Hugs to you ,Ken & Jeanine Douglas

  16. My Love, may you be at peace now, until we meet again! My deepest sympathies to your family. 💔🙏🏼 Dan was a very special man to me. Forever Always.

    Your “Babe”

  17. So sorry for your loss Clark, and famiky. You have our deepest sympathys. And all of you, are in our prayers.His journey is over, and now has gone HOME, to be with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! In Heaven!!! RIP Dan! In Jesus name, Amen! Jimmie

    • Jeannie and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Dan. He was way too young! Hugs to you and lots of thoughts and prayers!

  18. Rest easy now. You’re in the arms of Jesus and he will heal your heart.
    The Reisner Family

  19. Dear Family- So sorry for such a huge loss to your family!! Deepest sympathy to you all. The tribute video was so touching and beautiful. Again so very sorry!

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