Fr. Daniel Mannhardt


Funeral Services and a Mass of Christian Burial for, Fr. Daniel C. Mannhardt, 82,a resident of Davenport, will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme Street, Davenport.  Burial is in the Priest Circle at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. There will be an additional visitation on Wednesday morning in the Gathering Space at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Fr. Dan passed away peacefully Sunday, October 06, 2013 at the Kahl Home for the Aged, Davenport.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either Eagle’s Wings Counseling and Retreat Center in Davenport or National Council on Alcoholism and Related Drug Problems or to the family to be distributed to Fr. Dan’s other favorite charities.

Daniel Charles Mannhardt was born on September 26, 1931 in Davenport, Iowa, a son of Paul J. and Sarah S. (Buffum) Mannhardt.  He proudly served our country as a Chaplain in the U.S. Navy.

He attended elementary schools in Davenport and graduated from St. Ambrose Academy in 1949.  Following graduation from St. Ambrose College, Davenport in 1953 he attended Mount St. Bernard Seminary, Dubuque.  He was ordained a priest by Bishop Ralph L. Hayes on June 1, 1957.


He served at Sacred Heart, Newton; St. Mary, Albia; St. Irenaeus, Clinton; St. Joseph, Davenport; St. Mary, Fort Madison; St. Mary, Lone Tree; St. Wenceslaus, Iowa City; St. Bridget, Nolan Settlement and St. Bernadette, West Branch.  He also served as a chaplain for the U. S. Navy; Mercy Hospital and Veterans’ Hospital, Iowa City; Mercy Hospital and subsequently Genesis Hospital, Davenport; and the Kahl Home.

Those left to honor his memory are his sister, Carol Levetzow, Davenport and brother, James (Jeralee) Mannhardt, Bettendorf, as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews and extended family and his sisters and brothers in the clergy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene (Phyllis) Mannhardt, and a nephew, Brian Levetzow.  May they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Fr. Dan’s obituary at

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