Update: Memorial Service Set For Coach Killed In Fire

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

A junior football team is mourning after one of their coaches was killed in a fire over the weekend.

The Millard North Junior Mustangs are a great group of kids that love to play football. They learn the basics of the sport, along with the importance of teamwork from their coaches.

One of those coaches was 35-year-old Dan Reeg. He volunteered countless amount of hours and was always on the sidelines.

"He gave a lot to us as friends and as a football coach and never asked for anything in return," said Coach Chris Rabine.

The team was devastated when they learned their beloved coach was killed in a fire at his Waterloo home Saturday morning.

Some of his players met together and shared some of their favorite memories of him. Ethan Fitzgerald said, "He wasn't just a great coach, he was all of our friends and he talked to us and was really good to us."

"He was never strict about things. He always helped you if you were struggling," said AJ Rabine.

Now as the team starts to look forward to another season, they must do this without Coach Dan. "We were all so excited about the season coming up and now it's just like a big part is going to be missing," said Coach Demytrio Willis.

They say he may be gone, but not forgotten and his legacy will live on in the players he helped.

The investigation into what caused the fire is still ongoing.

The family will hold a memorial service on February 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reichmuth Funeral Home, 21901 W Maple, in Elkhorn.


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