Daniel “Dan” Borash, 65, of Iowa City died in his home, Saturday, April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends.
A memorial service was held April 16 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services in Iowa City. Burial followed additional services at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Daniel James Borash was born Dec. 5, 1948, in St. Paul, Minn. the son of John V. and Florence E. Borash. Following graduation from high school he served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Dan was hired by the St. Paul Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic/FEO, until his retirement in 2003.
Survivors include Daniel’s wife, Diana K. (Collins) Borash; their children, Tracy (Chad) Schutte of West Branch, Kelly (Dana) Dowler of Alliance, Neb., Stephanie (Greg) Martin of Nichols, Lindsay (Bill) Nash of North Liberty, and Jordan Pattee of St. Michel, Minn. Additional survivors include 15 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Jean Gohde of Boulder, Colo., and Marilyn Montreux of Shoreview, Minn.; his brother, Donald Borash of St. Paul; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, John Borash, and several beloved aunts and uncles.