Edmund E. Peltier, 88, Stevens Point, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and at the church from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the Mass. American Legion Post 6 will hold a ritual at 6:30 p.m. Monday and the Knights of Columbus Council 1170 will combine with the parish rosary at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Peltier was born Feb. 1, 1924, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Edmund and Clara (Miller) Peltier. He attended St. Stephen Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1941.
He was married to Margaret Mary “Margie” Krusa on Oct. 17, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
Mr. Peltier worked at Manitowoc Ship Yards as a welder on submarines until 1943, when he entered the U.S. Navy at Camp Perry, Va., serving in the Seabees. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He then went to work for the Wisconsin Telephone Co. from 1947 to 1982.
He was past president of the Telephone Pioneers-Wisconsin Valley Council, past president of Pioneer-Life Member Club, past Faithful Navigator of the Honorable James H. Levi Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Minister of the Eucharist at St. Stephen Catholic Church, member of the Holy Name Society at St. Peter Catholic Church, and former Scoutmaster of Troop 300 in Merrill and Troop 297 in Stevens Point.
He volunteered many hours, installing Life Line for Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital; played Santa, with his wife as his Mrs. Santa, for 50-plus years for school children, at Skyward Inc. and social clubs; and was a life member of American Legion Post 6.
In 2011, he went to Washington, D.C., as part of the honor flight of northern Wisconsin veterans.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael (Peggy), Zimmerman, Minn., and Tom (Sharon), Wisconsin Rapids; two daughters, Susan (Phil) Muenster, Waupaca, and Mary “Chris” (Brian) Koback, Stevens Point; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine; and one brother, Kenneth.