Donald Phillip Dai
February 13, 1934 – June 27, 2019
Don was born on February 13, 1934 in Dunlap, Iowa. He served in the United States Army from October 11, 1956 to November 30, 1962. He loved to go fishing, camping with his family, working in his garden, and puttering in his shop. Family gatherings and praying the Rosary were very important to him. Don was an avid Cornhusker fan, but more important, he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, and brother; a humble servant and soldier of God.
Don was preceded in death by parents, Freddie and Lillian Dai. He is survived by wife, Sandra Lea Dai; children and spouses: Mathew S. Dai (Consuelo), Scott M. Dai (Barbara), Kurt M. Dai (Roxann), Kimberly M. Miller (Chris), Keith F. Dai (Theresa), Kevin C. Dai (Christy); 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Behrendt (Donald) and Barbara Smiley; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 30th from 3pm to 5pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 5pm. SERVICES: Monday, July 1st at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2210 S. 32nd Ave., for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or charity of your choice.