Daniel “Danny” Peterson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Daniel “Danny” Peterson

Born June 3, 1934

Daniel Danny Peterson, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Danny was born in Campbellsville, KY on June 3, 1934. He made his career as a pipeline welder and retired after many years of dedicated service at Worthy Brothers Pipeline Company in Wilmington and Hinkle and McCoy Inc., in New Castle.

An avid outdoorsman, Danny enjoyed deer hunting, crabbing and fishing. He loved spending time caring for his koi fish ponds, gardening and doing yardwork and was happiest when he was working on a project or tinkering around the house. A devoted sports fan, Danny looked forward to cheering on the Eagles and Phillies each season and also enjoyed NASCAR. He kept busy on his computer during his leisure time and especially liked playing Farmville. Danny will be remembered for his quick wit and jokester personality. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Danny was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine (Holmes) Stice; daughter, Alice Brownmiller; and his faithful canine companion, Mr. T. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou (Emmell) Peterson; children, Sandra Shreves (Mitchell) of Campbellsville, KY, Debi Lochner of Roseburg, OR, Renee Blair (Harry) of Kane, PA, Jody Peterson (Johanna) of Eldred, PA, Billy Ray Kidd of Norfolk, NE, Carolyn Kidd-Schmidt (Bob) of Bear, DE and Teri Kidd-Young (Roger) of Newark, DE; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; aunt, Mae Moore of Owings, MD; nephew, Charles Thrasher (Janice) of Newark, DE; and many other nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Friday, August 7, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Danny’s name may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.


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12 Condolences for Daniel “Danny” Peterson

  • Danny, I am going to miss you, especially your witty humor while keeping a straight face. We are not related by blood, but by a whole lotta love. I will help keep “an eye on” Momma Mary.
    Say hi to Mom and Dad for me. Much love to you and your family……love Trish❤️

  • My heart goes out to the family.May God Bless You and ease your grief.Sending prayers

  • Mary my deepest sympathies to you. Danny was a great person.Was very well loved and will be greatly missed.Take care of yourself i love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To Mary and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was a wonderful good hearted man and will be greatly missed.

    Love and prayers

  • My thoughts and prayers to the family. Danny was a very nice person. He will be sadly missed.

  • Mary we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Danny. Wish we could be there with you but will send a prayer instead.

    All our love,

    Brad and Wendy Barcus

  • Pop,
    I will always remember the jokes you would tell me at family party’s. You always had lots of love to share with friends of the family.
    You will be missed but I am sure I will see you once again one day . RIP ….Love Rosie

  • I love you Grampa!!! I’m going to miss your jokes and your awesome personality they way you could make anyone laugh. Fly high with the angels and I know you will be watching over all the ppl you love and care about!!!

  • To Mary and family,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. He was a wonderful kind hearted man. Love you Mary, you hang in there. My prayers are with you all.
    Love, Teresa

  • You will always be in my heart. I will never forget you or say good bye. Your love, laughter , kind heart, strong arms and seance of humor will always be remembered. Everyone who knows you loves you. Our hearts are with you Mary and family.. Much love and prayers

    Holly and Joyce Dorman

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love you guys lots.

  • I will miss you Grandpa, I loved meeting you for the first time when I was 16, I loved our messages on Facebook, and our jokes and laughter. You will forever be in my heart, and I pray that you are in Heaven now, playing with my son, who also preceded you in death, Zachary Harris. I am not sure if my sister and I were listed among your grandchildren, or if our children were listed among your great grand children, but they were yours. We live in another state, miles and miles away, but never to far from your heart. Nothing can change that. We never wanted anything from you but your love. And I know we had that. No one could ever take that away. And no one could ever replace that, whether they were blood or not, I know you understand exactly what I mean, because we have had this exact conversation. I love you Grandpa, I miss you, and I will see you soon in the everafter that I have been promised as well.