Daniel B. Mohatt
May 26, 1957 – Dec 31, 2017
Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Kathleen Mohatt. Survived by brothers: Mike, Tim (Cheri), and Pat (Pam); many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE on Friday, Jan. 5th at 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ollie Webb Center.
Daniel B. Mohatt was born in Omaha, NE on May 26, 1957. Because of his developmental disabilities and mental retardation, Dan lived at home and was cared for by his mom and dad, who could not bring themselves to place him in one of the overcrowded institutions of the time. They worked with and helped establish GOARC, the Greater Omaha Association for Retarded Citizens, which became the Arc of Omaha and the Ollie Webb Center, improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Our family spent many hours selling bottles of honey on the annual Honey Sunday to support these causes.
In 1998 or thereabouts, Dan was accepted into an ENCOR group home and was able to live with three or four other residents in a home-like setting with 24-hour care and a caring staff. Mom and Dad continued to pick Danny up and bring him home for weekends, and Dan loved to go for rides with our family and get French fries. Mom passed in 2007 and Dad in 2008; both are greatly missed by the family. In November of 2016, due to health issues, Dan was moved to Maple Crest Care Center where he received great care; however, his health continued to decline and he made many trips to the hospital.
The family would like to recognize and thank the many caregivers and support staff who helped Danny during his lifetime.