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Deacon Daniel Peterson

Deacon Daniel Loren O'Leary Peterson

Tuesday, December 28th, 1937 - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Daniel Loren Peterson went to his eternal reward on May 21, 2020 at 11:15 AM at Villa St. Francis in Olathe, Kansas. Dan was born on December 28, 1937 in Concordia, Kansas as the fourth of six children to Lloyd W. and Anna M. Peterson. He graduated from Rockhurst High School and Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Missouri. He obtained his Master’s Degree in 1962 at UMKC (University of Missouri in Kansas City.) He then attended Missouri University in Columbia, Missouri where he obtained his Doctorate Degree in Special Education. Dan married Judy Palmquist on December 4, 1964 in Fayette, Missouri. They moved to Ohio after their marriage and relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona in 1971 where he became a Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University until his retirement to Anthem, AZ in 1996.
On November 4,1995 he was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona where he led the deacon program from 1997 to 2007. He was then installed as the director of the National Association of Deacon Directors. In 2010 he and Judy moved to Olathe, Kansas to be closer to family. He was assigned as a deacon at Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner, Kansas and assisted the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas with their newly formed Diaconate program.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Anna Peterson, his brothers Jerome and Kenneth Peterson, sister Mary Ann Foster and beloved wife of 55 years, Judy. He is survived by his sister Marge Peterson, sister-in-law Wanda Peterson, brother Deacon Michael Peterson and his wife Peggy, his daughter Juli Grossman, husband Kevin and sons Jaden, Dax and Blaze, as well as his son Lloyd, wife Jennifer and children Allison, Anna and Nicholas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral Mass will take place at Divine Mercy Parish, 555 W. Main Street in Gardner, Kansas on Tuesday August 11 at 10:00 am. Visitation at Divine Mercy Parish on Monday, August 10 at 6:00 pm followed by the rosary at 7:00 pm.
Instead of flowers the family requests donations be made to either The Diocesan Deaconate Assistance Fund of the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona- 400 E. Monroe Phoenix, AZ 85004 or the Memorial Establishment Fund in honor of Deacon Daniel Peterson at the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas 12615 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, KS 66109. Please add “Deacon Office” on check memo and envelope.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 10th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 10th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    Address
    555 W Main
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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    Notes
    Rosary will be at 7;00 on August 10, 2020
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Divine Mercy Catholic Church
    Address
    555 W Main
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    7601 Blue Ridge Blvd.
    KANSAS CITY, MO
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    Notes
    Inurnment

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Mark Baldwin

Posted at 11:24am
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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