“BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Daniel J. Peet, 56, of Barnesville, formerly of Duluth, died of cancer, Wednesday, April 14, 2014, in the Barnesville Good Samaritan Center. He was cared for by the Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Daniel, son of the Theodore and Tenie (Matala) Peet, was born June 23, 1947, in Fargo, N.D. He attended school and grew to manhood in the Barnesville area and in Andover, Mass., where he was a 1964 graduate of Phillips Andover Academy. He attended Carleton College in Northfield, where he was graduated cum laude in 1969 with a degree in English and Dramatic Literature. Dan performed in numerous dramatic productions while at Carleton College. A Fulbright Scholarship took him to Hamburg, Germany, in 1969 and 1970. In the early 1970s, he returned to the United States to work as a teaching assistant in the graduate school of Kansas State University. Later, he moved to Minnesota where he lived for a number of years in a group home in Duluth. Dan worked with and volunteered for many dramatic theaters in Minnesota, most recently with the Duluth Community Theater. Dan was a poet with three published works. In November of 2003, Dan became a resident of the Barnesville Good Samaritan Center, where he lived until the time of his death. He touched the hearts of many who knew him and worked with him. Dan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Moorhead. He is survived by his mother Tenie L. Peet of Fargo; four siblings, Linda (John) Bowie of Rochester, Dr. Norton (Pat) Peet of Boston, Dr. Walter (Mary) Peet of Billings and Peggy Watson of Minnetonka.
He is preceded in death by his father, Theodore F. Peet.
Memorials are preferred to the Barnesville Good Samaritan Center and the Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Funeral Services Entrusted to the Care of Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville.”