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March 8, 1989 – Sunday, April 24, 2011

Service Information
Buffalo Covenant Church
Friday, April 29, 2011

Visitation Information

Daniel F. DeMarais, age 22, a lifelong resident of Monticello, Minnesota, passed away April 24, 2011 at his home.

Dan was born March 8, 1989 in Monticello, the son of Reed and Kari (Peikert) DeMarais.

Dan was a member of the Army National Guard where he was recently promoted to the rank of E4 Specialist. He loved his family, especially his daughter Gracie. He had a wonderful, loving personality that drew people to him, especially young children. He enjoyed the outdoors and fished, hunted, rode his 4-wheeler and snowmobile and loved to work on cars. His family will always remember his loving personality and how happy he was whenever he came over to visit them.

Dan is survived by his daughter, Gracie DeMarais; his parents, Reed and Kari (Peikert) DeMarais; sister, Karissa DeMarais; paternal grandparents, DuWayne & Dixie DeMarais; maternal grandparents, Orin & Elaine Peikert; paternal Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Martha Daniels; paternal great-grandparents, Howard & Esther DeMarais; paternal great-grandfather, Jack Stevens and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00am Friday, April 29, 2011 at Buffalo Covenant Church in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Visitation will be held at the church Thursday from 4-8pm with a Prayer Service at 7pm. Interment will be in St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery in Monticello.

Pallbearers are: Dustin DeMarais, Scott Brandt, Eric Peikert, Jaymon DeMarais, Jimmy Nelson, Bryan Spike, Mike Eliason and Tony Zylla.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is proud to have served the family.

21 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa Biegler Beckman

    Reed and family; I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Dana (Glunz) Meyer

    Reed and Kari, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. No words can ease the pain but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Lisa Middagh

    Reed & Kari,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find strength and comfort in knowing that Dan is in Heaven. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

    Love and sympathy,
    Jerry, Lisa, Jake & Thomas Middagh

  4. Naomi Kim

    Kari and Reed,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and with everyone who loved Danny.
    In every picture I have seen of Danny, he always had the most beautiful, bright smiles. I know that your memories of Danny’s beautiful smile will help you through this difficult time. With Loads and Loads of Love, Your Cousin Suki

  5. Shelly Packard & Mike Eliason

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Dan and the love he had for all of us, including our pets. He loved to borrow Max to watch tv with or go for a ride in his car. Max loved it so much. There were times he would jump in his car, uninvited. But it always made Dan smile. We love and miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Mary Jo Heberling

    Reed and Kari and Karissa;
    No words can express my deep sorrow for you at this time. My prayers and thoughts have been with all of you since I heard about Dan’s death.
    No one should be feeling what you two are feeling and nothing at this time will take the pain away.
    If or when you need to talk please call me at anytime. I will be here for you. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Mary Jo Heberling –763-878-1605

  7. Chad Sidla

    Dan was a great friend, son, father, and brother. I’m sorry for your loss and wish you all the best in this time of sorrow. Dan will be missed and loved by all you knew him.

  8. John Glunz and Kim

    We may not have all of the answers but just know how God will hold you all in His arms during this diffucult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely sad time. Let us know if there is anything at all we can help with.

  9. Gale Raisanen

    I was sorry to learn of Daniel’s passing. Daniel was a fine young man. I also want to say that I’m grateful to him for his service to our Country. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

  10. Daryl and Allison Tirevold

    We are heartbroke and words can not express our sorrow for your loss. Dan always made us laugh, and we will never forget his beautiful smile. He loved his whole family so much.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Daryl and Allison Tirevold – Greg and Danielle Tirevold’s parents

  11. Patti Stevens

    Reed & Kari,
    Again, I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss of Dan. Please know that God gave us the beautiful gift of memories so that when we lose someone, we still have alot of them with us. Close your eyes and simply remember and maybe that will make it a little easier as you face the days ahead. We love you and will continue to pray for you all!
    Patti, Corey, Brody, Ezmae & Marley

  12. Roxi Dongoski Larkin

    Reed and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family on the loss of Dan.

  13. Duane and Rose Weller

    So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a child. We are friends of Dixie and Champ.

  14. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always ask ourselves, why did you have to go? Please know we are thinking of you. Thanks for serving our country, Dan. You will be missed.

  15. Nila Bursheim

    So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Thanks for serving our country, Dan.

  16. Mary Ann Urvig

    Kari, Reed and Karissa; Our sympathy goes to your family. Memories are what ties the family, and we have great ones from babysitting Dan. Al & I send our condolences.

  17. Jarvis Osell

    Reed and Kari, I am so shocked and sorry to hear about Danny passing. Wendy died a week before Danny, on 4/17, so I know how no words can help the pain you are going through or fill the empty void in your heart and soul. I am so sorry for your loss.

  18. Dale Bjorklund

    Reed & Kari, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace & understanding in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  19. Leah Fischer

    Dan was such a great guy. He was a good friend and was always happy! It’s hard to see him go, but he will always be looking down on your family making sure everyone is happy and safe; and making sure Gracie is too. Let me know if I can do anything. He will be missed and my prayers are with you all.

  20. Lynn & Scott Black

    Reed and Kari,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Dan was always smiling when he zipped down to see us on his bike or wheeler. His smile will be missed.

  21. tina jordan

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your son, words cannot express how I feel. As an old friend and a mother to another… I am thinking of you and sending prayers for peace and comfort! Love U, Tina Jordan


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