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Daughter remembers father killed in "unlikely accident"

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Frank Dahn loved music, cycling and gardening, but he loved his family the most. 

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the 70-year-old died Friday after colliding with an animal while riding his bicycle. 

It happened in the 2300 block of Sugar Bottom Road. 

Frank's oldest daughter LeAnn was with him at the time and called the incident an "unlikely accident."

She says her father always rode safely.

"He's just, he's going to be missed," she told us. 

LeAnn says she thinks the animal was a woodchuck. 

Frank was flown to the University of Iowa hospital where he died. 

"I mean that day we just had a great bike ride, he made pancakes for us just like every year when I see them at the camp ground," LeAnn told us, remembering that final day with her dad. 

She says her father did RAGBRAI several times as well as bike tours with friends. 
"They would just load their bikes with everything you know, their tent, their clothes and go to a state and then ride for about a week," she says. 

LeAnn tells us there is some peace knowing her father's last day was spent with family doing something he loved. 
"It was just a really good day with him, and me, and my mom and we, he was really really happy that day so it is a little comforting."

She says the community and family support has been amazing. 

According to his obituary Frank was a lifelong Iowan. 

He was born in Cedar Falls, grew up in Kelsey, graduated from Wartburg and taught band in the Lake Mills Community School District for 30 years. 


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