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Doris E. Peltier

Doris E. Peltier

Doris E. Peltier, age 94, of Menomonie, died peacefully on Friday May 31, 2024, at Comforts of Home with Hospice care.

Doris was born January 1, 1930, in Holland, MI, to Chester and Hilda (Stein) Wightman, the second oldest of six children.  She attended the Fernville Public Schools and went to get a B.A. Degree in Home Economics from Western Michigan College (now University).  Doris had a Michigan Permanent teaching certificate and taught in Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids and Muskegon.

Doris met her husband while they were both teaching in Muskegon.  They were married in Saugatuck Michigan on November 22, 1962, which was Thanksgiving Day.  Their first anniversary was the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX.

Doris came to Menomonie in 1966, when her husband started teaching in the Metals Dept. at University of Wisconsin-Stout. She decided to be a full-time homemaker because their son was only four months old.

Doris kept busy in many ways.  She enjoyed walking and for many years would walk 2-3 miles a day. She loved to sew, and her sewing machine was her prized possession. Doris liked being involved in whatever family projects of husband and son. Louis Lamour and Dick Francis were favorite authors.

As her mobility decreased, she relied on a cane, then a walker, and finally a wheelchair.  For her final five months, she has not been able to stand or walk due to poor circulation in her legs.

Doris and George enjoyed many weekends going to antique car shows driving their Studebaker or towing one of their Crossleys behind an old Dodge pickup. She assisted at car shows put on by the Studebaker Club and the Red Cedar Car Club.

Doris is survived by her husband George and her son Paul.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Lucile, Frances, and Carolyn (May 16, 2024) and brothers, Philip and Dale.

At her request, there will be no services.  A private burial service will be held a later date.



  1. Susan Thurin

    George and Paul, Please accept my sympathy. Doris had a long life, well lived.

  2. Deb Gilman

    Uncle George and Paul,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember coming to visit with you all in Wisconsin. I love you both.

  3. Vicki Rice

    Beautifully written obituary. I’m sorry for the loss of your wife/mom. May she rest in eternal peace and may you find peace in her passing.

  4. Marlene Backhaus

    So sorry for your loss of Doris. She was the sweetest lady. We would often talk when she was on her walks. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  5. Frances A Breault

    Uncle George and Paul, you are in my prayers and thoughts. Doris will be missed by all and now she's in the company of Aunts Marion, Rita and Mom. I bet that they are cooking up a storm. All my love, Frances Ann

  6. Andy and Molly Waidner

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

  7. Deb Sinz

    George and Paul we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife and mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tom and Deb

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