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Dale R. Peterson – Obituary

Name: Dale R. Peterson

Age: 56

Born: 11-15-1965

Died: 04-28-2022

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Dale R. Peterson, age 56, of St. Cloud, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his home. Dale lost his five year battle to Colon/Lung Cancer. Deacon Steve Yanish will officiate.

 Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Dale was born on November 15, 1965 in St. Cloud to Dale and Sandra (Canfield) Schneider.  He was adopted and raised by Gary C. Peterson.  He graduated from Apollo High School in 1984.  Dale worked at BlueStem, Electrolux and also bartended at Sal’s bar in St. Joseph. Dale was known by many for his sense of humor and intellect.  He loved music, watching Jeopardy, golfing and was best known for his three- point shot in basketball.

Dale treasured time spent with family, friends and his dog, Otis.  He will be remembered as a kind, gentle soul who was loved by many.

Dale is survived by his loving mom, Sandy Peterson of St. Cloud; brother, Craig (Becca) Peterson of St. Cloud who loved him dearly; parent, Dale (Diane) Schneider; half brothers and sisters, Kyle (Lori), Meghan, and Michael Schneider all of St.  Joseph, Katie (Nick) Willenbring of Cold Spring; and many relatives and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his dad, Gary in 2020; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Many thanks to CentraCare Hospice, especially Tami, for their loving care. Also, special thanks to Lori Schneider, Wilma Schwegel, Sal Schneider, Kelly Waalen and Aimmeejean Moscho and the many others who provided care to Dale.

Guestbook for Dale R. Peterson

, Friend
May 19, 2022, 2:42 pm
To the family; I wish you peace and comfort in knowing that Dale knows how much he's loved. I didn't have the honor of knowing Dale for very long; however, getting to know him over the short time that I did; I can see why he is so important to so many. Dale's legacy is profound. For a soft spoken man; he sure knew a lot of people-and they were drawn to him like a magnet.
Brian Blommer
, Friend
May 18, 2022, 1:21 pm
I became friends with Dale and Craig in high school, and shared some of the most meaningful moments of my life with them. Dale was very thoughtful, intelligent, and kind, with a sharp sense of humor. We had so many long conversations together, and I was always left with much to reflect on. Watching our lives go in their own directions over the past few decades, one thing that really impresses me about Dale's path is how many different kinds of people he connected with. I think each person's experience of who he was (is) has been unique, and yet Dale seemed to be genuine with all. That is a very rare quality. I sure miss you, Dale.
Janet Nelson Andres
, Friend
May 7, 2022, 6:05 pm
Sandy and Craig, My heart breaks for you and for Dale as there was no greater love than the love you all shared for each other not only during this time but always. There are no words except there is no way anyone can understand the loss you are feeling and will feel as losing Dale will forever change your lives. Love Janet Nelson Andres
Greg Ligeros
, Friend
May 6, 2022, 5:31 pm
I knew Dale for over forty years and shared some of the best times of my life with him. Dale was a awesome friend and like a brother to me. He will be missed by me more than he will ever know. Rest in peace Dale and know i will always be thinking of you and remembering all of the great times we shared together. Love you forever Dale, your friend Greg.
sandy Peterson
, Mother
May 6, 2022, 12:08 am
Losing a child is the hardest thing that can happen. Dale was a great son and brother to Craig . Im not sure how to go on without him. I have now lost my husband and my oldest son in a year and a half Life is not fair..Dale didnt deserve to die so young . He was loved by many people for his sense of humor and his caring for others. My heart ached every day as I watched him slip away from the cancer that took his life. I am happy I could care for him along with Craig and the wonderful people from Centra Care Hospice. The pain is over for Dale but the pain Craig and I fill over losing him will be with us forever. Rest in peace my beautiful boy..I will love you forever Mom
Jerry and Michelle Morford
, Friend
May 4, 2022, 11:06 pm
Craig and family, we were so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. Jerry has fond memories of playing basketball with him. We know you were very close as brothers. Know that you are in our prayers, and that Dale is safe in God's arms until you meet again.
Lori Green
, Cousin
May 3, 2022, 10:19 am
So sorry for your loss.
Craig Peterson
, Brother
May 2, 2022, 9:40 pm
Dale, every second of the day, I can't process that you're gone and I feel so lost without you. Please, look for me when I call out your name. I miss you like half of me is gone. I consider myself EXTREMELY special to have ever had the opportunity to call you brother. My heart isn't just broken, it's been obliterated. Look for me, signal me, never stop loving me, I can never stop loving you. May you find peace and do anything in the world your heart desires. You most certainly gave so much to others, now, it's time for you to receive the greatest gift of all, the hand of god's love. Say Hi to all our relatives, friends, and anyone we loved that's gone before you. I'll see you again, my lovely sweetheart. Go shoot some hoops, tee off, catch a nice walleye, enjoy Halloween 50.4, and just live it UP. I will never leave your side. Any life's I have left, really won't care for them IF you're not my brother.

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