He graduated from Elyria High School in 1973. He worked for Ridge Tool for 30 plus years as a machinist. Dan enjoyed dirt track racing and woodworking.
He is survived by his mother, Virginia Holtwick; his brothers, Joseph (Ellen) Holtwick III of Iowa, Edward (Sue) Holtwick of Elyria; nephews, Christopher Holtwick and Matthew (Arianna) Holtwick; nieces, Jackie (Chris) Longner, Diana Holtwick and Virginia Holtwick.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, Jr. and a brother, Robin.