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Brian Dorpinghaus

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Brian Jay Dorpinghaus, 56, of Atlantic, Iowa, and formerly of Coon Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Coon Rapids with Father Patrick Behm as celebrant. Lector will be Jerry Kult Music will be by Diane Slater and Doris Bass. Casket bearers will be Jesse Reis, Gage Reis, Lindsey Izurieta, Logan Young, Haley Ramsey, Kieran Young and Aidan Young. Honorary casket bearers will be Brian’s roommates Charles Wagner, Tim McCoy and Kevin Clark and Brian’s Crossroads staff and extended family. Burial will be at Union Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids.

Friends may call between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids. Visitation at the church without greeting the family will be from 9:30 until 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

A recording of Brian’s Mass will be available on Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home’s YouTube channel within 24 hours of the service, and a link will be provided on his obituary page at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Those in attendance at the visitation and Mass are asked to abide by COVID-19 guidelines, and face masks are required at the funeral home and the church.

Brian was born on March 31, 1964, in Carroll, Iowa, and was a son of Keith and Carlene (Heithoff) Dorpinghaus. He grew up at Glenwood State Hospital in Glenwood, Iowa, and moved to Atlantic, Iowa, when he was 18 years old. Brian was always a very kind, helpful, and loving person to everyone he knew. Brian’s favorite things to do were traveling, playing basketball, looking at family photo albums, bowling with Special Olympics, swimming at the Y, watching parades, and eating. Christmas was his favorite holiday, when he spent time with his family. He loved hearing the Christmas carolers on Christmas Eve, especially singing “Silent Night.” He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Brian was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic.

Brian is survived by his parents: Keith and Carlene Dorpinghaus, of Coon Rapids; his siblings: brother Kevin Dorpinghaus (Patty) of Coon Rapids, sister Rhonda Reis (Kevin) of Coon Rapids, sister Lisa Young (John) of Johnston, Iowa, and brother Jason Dorpinghaus of Alexandria, Virginia; two nieces: Haley Ramsey (Mike Gardner) and Lindsey Izurieta (Chris); five nephews: Jesse Reis (Becca), Logan Young, Gage Reis, Kieran Young and Aidan Young; three great-nieces: Jordyn and Adelyn Reis and Rylan Izurieta; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Leo and Helen Heithoff and Henry and Rachel Dorpinghaus.

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