Daniel Mahoney

June 27, 1949-Feb. 22, 2018

Daniel James Mahoney

was born June 27, 1949 in

Minot, North Dakota. He

was the eldest son of

Lawrence (Jim) and Betty

(Merk)Mahoney. He was

baptized at St. Bridget

Catholic Church in

Parshall, North Dakota.

He attended school in

Benedict and Ryder,

North Dakota. After gra-

duating from Ryder High

School in 1967, he attend-

ed Grossmont College in

San Diego, California.

Needing to work he left

college and was drafted

into the U.S. Army in

1971. He completed his

basic and advanced train-

ing at Fort Ord in 1971

and deployed to Vietnam

in the artillery division as

a mortar specialist where

he was awarded the

Bronze Star. After con-

tracting an unknown jun-

gle fever he was honor-

ably discharged and re-

turned to San Diego in


He went to work for

General Dynamic

NASSCO as a mainte-

nance machinist in 1974

and was still employed

there at the time of his

death. He loved his job

and the people with

whom he worked.

Dan was a gentle soul,

quiet and reserved to

those who didn’t know

him well. However when

he opened up he had an

amazing, warped sense of

humor and had such a

giving nature. Although

he didn’t finish college he

was well read. He never

flaunted his knowledge

but he was hard to beat at

trivia. He loved his family

and friends fiercely and

enjoyed his desert trips,

vacations back home, and

time with loved ones. He

so enjoyed his three trips

back home in 2017 first to

march with his dad at the

Memorial Day Program in

Ryder, second to celebrate

his 50th class reunion

with his classmates, and

third to introduce his

nephew to North Dakota

hunting. We were blessed

to have him in our life.

He is loved and sur-

vived by: his parents, Jim

and Betty Mahoney; his

favorite brother, Larry

(Janet) Mahoney of San

Diego, California; his lit-

tle sister Susan (David)

Weber of Horace, North

Dakota; his special aunt,

Myrtle Peterschick of San

Diego, California; his

cherished niece, Michelle

(Michael) Cole, and their

children, Collin and

Shane, Lakeside, Califor-

nia and his treasured

nephew, Larry (Kristen)

Mahoney, and their chil-

dren Larry and Anthony,

San Diego, California.

Special “sisters”

Stephanie (Richard)

Hagen, Monica

Eriksmoen, Teresa Petz,

Sue Ellen Feist , Paulette

(Craig) Lozensky, Myrna

(Dan) Ness; “brothers”

Timothy (Julie) Petz, Tho-

mas Petz, John (Lynn)

Petz, Peter Petz and

several aunts, uncles, and


He was preceded in

death by: his brother,

Stephen, his

grandparents, his uncles,

a special uncle, Charles

Hustad, and a special

“sister” Maureen Hagen.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Saturday , March 3,

2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St.

Nicholas Catholic Church,


Internment: Rosehill

Cemetery, Ryder, North


Visitation: Friday 5 to 7

p.m. at Thompson Fun-

eral Home, Garrison.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Friday at 7 p.m. at

Thompson Funeral Home,