Daniel J. Monen, III
Daniel passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at age 72. He was born in Houston, Texas, but spent most of his life in Omaha, Nebraska, until 2009, when he became a resident of Henderson, Nevada.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Monen, Jr. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ellen (Monen) Callahan; stepfather, Dr. William Callahan; wife, Laura (Weaver) Monen; stepchildren, Anthony (Ebony) Weaver and Amy Weaver; grandchildren, Olivia Weaver and Jaiden Bell; sister Anne Kennedy; niece and nephews: Jeff (Lu) Lorenz; Kim (Scott Stephens) Lorenz, Danny Lorenz; as well as many other beloved family members and friends.
Dan attended Creighton Preparatory High School and UNL, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. During his summer breaks in College, Daniel had many jobs. One of his favorites was as a meter reader in North Omaha, a job for which he had many amusing tales.
Immediately after graduating from college, he worked at the Bank of Bellevue. He went on to serve as the president of the Bank of Mt. Morris, in Illinois. He retired at an early age, in 1982, but never one to sit still; he went on to provide volunteer support at Bergan Mercy Hospital for 24 years. During his service there, he received the “Spirit of Mercy award. While working at Bergan, he met and married his “first wife,” Laura Weaver, and became stepfather to her two children, Anthony and Amy.
Daniel’s philanthropy was as generous, as his humility was sincere. He never sought accolades. His donations extended to many causes and organizations, but it became firmly rooted while he was volunteering at Bergen Hospital, by providing funding for the construction of the Library and Education Center, now used by Creighton medical students and hospital Physicians. Dan and his wife Laura have been enthusiastic supporters of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Heart Ministry, and CUES. He was instrumental in the expansion of the medical facility now known as the Laura and Dan Monen Clinic at the Heart Ministry Center.
After a struggle with alcoholism, he joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1987 and remained sober until his death.
Daniel enjoyed hunting and fishing with his father in his youth, and he doted on his grandchildren, who were a great source of delight to him. He was an avid sports fan, especially Creighton basketball, UNL football, KC Chiefs, all kinds of wrestling, and hockey.
Daniel’s great wit, humor, and sarcasm will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be directed to:
CUES: at 2207 Wirt Street, Omaha, NE. 68110
Alcoholics Anonymous: Central Office, 6831 Grover Street, Omaha, NE. 68106