Edmund E. Peltier, 88, of Stevens Point, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
He was born on Feb. 1, 1924, in Stevens Point, to the late Edmund and Clara (Miller) Peltier and married his loving Margaret Mary "Margie" Krusa on Oct. 17, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
Ed had attended St. Stephen Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1941. He worked at Manitowoc Ship Yards as a welder on submarines until 1943, when he entered the U.S. Navy at Camp Perry, Virginia, serving in the SEABEES. His honorable discharge was in 1946.
He then went to work for the Wisconsin Telephone Company from 1947 to 1982.
His activities included being 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, former Scout Master 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 Margie as his Mrs. Santa, for 50-plus years for school children, at Skyward, Inc. and social clubs, was a life member of American Legion Post No. 6 and was known at "Grampa Honey" to his family and friends, "Monk" to his hockey buddies and "Red" to those who he served this great country.
Edmund enjoyed sports, hockey, football, playing with his grandchildren, woodworking, playing cards and surfing the web on his new laptop computer.
In 2011, he went to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight of Northern Wisconsin Veterans.
Survivors include his wife, Margie of Stevens Point; sons, Michael (Peggy) Peltier of Zimmerman, Minnesota, and Tom (Sharon) Peltier of Wisconsin Rapids; daughters, Susan (Phil) Muenster of Waupaca, and Mary "Chris" (Brian) Koback of Stevens Point.
He is further survived by his grandchildren, Mary Margaret "Mmers" (Carl) Cisewski, Katie (Jeff) Cisewski, Tony Peltier, John Koback, Sarah (Mike) Muenster-Blakley, Matt Peltier, Abby (Josh) Gross, Matt Muenster, Nick (Jada) Peltier, Emily (Jim) Blanke, Molly Muenster, Erin Peltier and Catherine "Cats" Peltier; great-grandchildren, Jesse James Cisewski, Emily Cisewski, Hunter Blanke, Ellie Cisewski, Eric Cisewski, Lucas Blanke, Madeline Blanke, Marley Peltier and Jackson Peltier; also his "Smear card playing buddies," Howard, Jim and Bob.
In addition to his parents, Edmund was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine, and brother, Kenneth.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home, 703 2nd Street, Stevens Point, and again at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time for Mass. American Legion Post No. 6 will hold a ritual at 6:30 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1170 will combine with the parish rosary to be prayed at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com. (715) 344-4595.