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.
A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting crawfordfuneralhomes.net.