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Ron Peltier, 78, Menominee, Mich., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at home. Ron was born on June 29, 1935, to the late James and Edna (McEwing) Peltier in Kingsford, Mich. Ron graduated from Alpha High School in Alpha, Mich., in 1953 and attended Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University and received his Master's Degree from Eastern Michigan University. Ron was a Veteran and spent 2 years in the Army stationed in Europe. During his years as an educator, Ron spent 10 years as a classroom teacher in the Dearborn and Niles School Districts and 27 years as Superintendent at the Menominee County Intermediate School District. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Menominee, Mich., and enjoyed singing in the church choir along with the Menominee County Choir. He was an accomplished guitarist who loved to sing Folk music. Ron enjoyed fishing and hunting and especially woodworking. He was the past secretary of the Menominee Jaycees and past president and secretary of the Menominee Kiwanis Club. He was also the director of the Upper Peninsula Special Olympics and the 1st President of the Big Brother Organization of Menominee. Ron also organized and attended Camp Pemene and Winterfest. He was a camp counselor, swim instructor and director at Camp Batawagama in Iron County, Mich.
Ron was a dedicated father and beloved grandpa and is survived by two sons, Scott (Margaret), Whitmore Lake, Mich.; and Mark, Traverse City, Mich.; daughter, Katie (Dabian) Peterson, Manitowoc, Wis.; grandchildren, Devin, Griffin and Bianca; brother, Darrill and sister-in-law, Janice, Green Bay, Wis. and their children, Christine (Troy) Buettner and Steve (Cathy); and special friends, John and Maggie Lindholm.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Menominee, Mich., after 9 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m., Reverend Dale Brown officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church. Anderson Kell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lombardi Cancer Center Clinic at the Aurora Clinic in Marinette, Wis. A special thanks to Dr. Halaweh, Kate, Debbie, Carol and Lisa at the Cancer Clinic and Annette and Rod at the Aurora Rehab Unit.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 4, 2013