Thomas ‘Tom’ L. Peltier
April 6, 1937 — Dec. 8, 2016
Thomas “Tom” L. Peltier of Wales was born to eternal life on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha, at the age of 79. He was born in Kenosha on April 6, 1937, the son of Lawrence and Olga (nee Polath) Peltier.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and worked in accounting at UWParkside for many years. On June 22, 1963, he married Anita Schraufnagel; she preceded him in death on March 11, 1996. Tom then married Carol (nee Syganiak) Paepke on February 23, 2002. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Genesee Depot and of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Kenosha. Tom was an avid member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, where he served as state secretary for 16 years. Most of all, he loved being with his family and will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 15 years, Carol Peltier of Wales; his children, Mary (Christopher) Wanta, Judith (Kenneth) Omernik, Steven (Cecilia) Peltier, Sheila (Aaron) Marshall and Melissa (David) Kuhnke; and his stepchildren, David (Kathleen) Paepke, Dennis (Debi) Paepke and James (Laura) Paepke. He was the proud grandfather of Emily, Kaylan, Vince, Hannah, Bryan, Kate, Ben, Jason, Jonah, Jen, Marie, Grace, Anna, Luke, Madeline, Sophia, Theresa and Brynlee, and step-grandchildren Elizabeth (Tim), Taylor, Christopher, Jeffrey and Sarah. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Leo (Joan) Peltier, Suzanne (Dick) Loewen, Sally Peltier, Jerry (the late Ruth) Peltier, Dick (Ruth) Peltier and Dan (Mary) Peltier; his sisters-in-law Eileen and Karen Peltier; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his first wife, Anita, and his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Elliot and brothers Ray and Bill.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 19, from 10 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, S38W31602 Highway D, Waukesha, WI 53189 (corner of highways 83 and D in Genesee Depot). Father Chuck Wrobel will preside.
A second visitation and service for Tom will be held on Tuesday, December 20, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 2020 91st St., Kenosha, WI 53143. Father Dwight Campbell JD, S.T.D will preside.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.