Daniel Austin Peterson was born February 1, 1968, at Mercy Hospital, Valley City, ND, the son of Maxine (Ussatis) and Orvis Peterson of Nome, ND. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Nome. Daniel attended school in Fingal, ND and transferred to Enderlin (ND) High School where he graduated in the class of 1986. He worked in Valley City as a teenager at Hardee’s, the Valley City Public Library and Leevers. Daniel attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND for one year and then went to Heritage Park, NC, and worked as a lifeguard. After returning from North Carolina, he moved to Minneapolis. He worked at various jobs and most recently at United Health Care.
Daniel is survived by his parents, sisters, Jill (Kermit) Pederson, Fingal; JoNell (Duane) Schaefer, Valley City; brothers, Randy Peterson, Nome, Joel (Renee) Peterson, Ogema, MN, Michael (Mary) Peterson, Nome; nieces and nephew, Tiffany (Clint) Jewett, Valley City, Kristen Peterson, Enderlin, Johnathon Peterson, Nome, and Olivia Pederson, Fingal; great nieces, Hailey and Addie Jewett; and great nephew, James Jewett. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, August and Helen Ussatis, and Carl and Christine Peterson; and a nephew, Matthew Schaefer. Daniel died of natural causes at his home in Plymouth, MN.
A memorial service for Daniel will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10:30 AM at the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City, with Rev. Bradley Edin officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service in the chapel. Burial will be in Memory Gardens near Valley City.
Funeral arrangements are by Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel. Please visit an online guestbook for Daniel at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com