Darrell J. Peltier

Resided in Gladstone, Michigan
Died May 5th, 2020

Darrell J. Peltier, 69, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday morning, May 5, 2020 at Bishop Noa Home after a five-month illness with cancer.

He was born on October 14, 1950 in Escanaba, son of Robert J. and Grace (Peterson) Peltier.  Darrell was raised in Diorite, MI and graduated from Ishpeming High School.  He attended Western Michigan University and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Darrell was self employed as a contractor and a tax accountant.

On April 30, 2010, Darrell married Judy LeBeau at All Saints Church in Gladstone.

Darrell loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing of any kind, and riding his Harley.  Playing cards with family and friends and working on many projects was also a favorite past-time for him.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Bark River Lions Club.

Among survivors include his wife, Judy of Gladstone; mother, Grace Milsap of Camp Verde, AZ; stepmother, Sandra Peltier of Wells, MI; children, Stephanie (Eric) Robinson of Newport, MI, Kristina (Mike) Pomeroy of Escanaba, Brent (Terri) Sundquist of Franklin, WI, Bobbi (Mike) Flynn of New Franken, WI and Erik (Jill) Smith of Menomonee Falls, WI; grandchildren, Jamey and Stacey Robinsin, Faith, Cassie, Autumn and Brendan Flynn, Caleb, Colton and Caden Smith, Jackie Behrens, Brian and Eric Kurzynski; and great grandson, Landon.  He is also survived by his siblings, Helene Brown of Gwinn, MI, Kathy (Al) Balzarini of Ishpeming, MI, Susan Cardew of Appleton, WI, and Mary (Mark) Radtke of Camp Verde, AZ; brothers and sisters in law, Maxine LeBeau of Clinton Twp. MI, Mike (Dani) LeBeau of Gladstone, MI, Steve (Becky) LeBeau of Northville, MI, Cherie (Jerry) Miller of Escanaba, Thom (Darice) LeBeau of St. Augustine, FL and Kevin (Tammy) LeBeau of Fort Worth, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Peltier; brother in law, Dan LeBeau and daughter, Barbara Smith.

As a result of the current restrictions, a Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Church and a celebration of life gathering will take place at a later date.  Burial will be in Bark River Cemetery.

Memorials in Darrell’s name can be directed to the Delta County Cancer Alliance, 3430 Ludington St., Escanaba, MI 49829 or the Bark River Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 123, Bark River, MI 49807.

A special thank you to OSF Hospice and Bishop Noa Home staff.  Also, to Rev. Jamie Ziminski and Deacon Mike LeBeau for their spiritual support.

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9 Tributes to “Darrell J. Peltier”

  1. Judy, our hearts go out to You and the Family. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just let us know
    Heart of the North Lions Club

  2. My sympathies to Judy and all the family, I am so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. I’m so glad that I was able to talk with him at our 50th class reunion and also at Fuller Park last summer. He will be missed at our class reunions by our fellow classmates but never forgotten. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Darrell

  3. Judy. Our prayers are with you, Had so many great memories at the Ten Mile creek club( over 52 yrs) He was a great guy ! He and his Dad would alway be at camp right at breakfast time!

  4. Judy, my prayers go out to you and your family . Sometimes things happen and we don’t always understand but God has a plan and some day the pieces will all fit together. My heart is sad for what you are going through , we will keep you in our prayers.

  5. Judy, you have our deepest sympathy. He was a very nice man. He will be missed by you and your families. God bless you.

  6. So sorry for your loss. We offer our sincere condolences. Ron and Pat

  7. Judy~ I am so sorry to hear of Darrell’s passing. I enjoyed working with him, he had such a great sense of humor! You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  8. To Darrell’s family: My deepest sympathy to you all. Darrell had done my families taxes for over 30yrs. His illness came as a shock to all that cared for him. May he rest in Heaven and be surrounded in the Lords embrace! God bless you all. Sherri Thorold Buchanan

  9. Judy, Saddened to hear of the loss of your husband Darrell. May you
    and your family accept our condolences and may memories and faith
    continue to sustain you.

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