Dwight Matthew Peltier

February 25, 1961October 26, 2017
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DWIGHT MATTHEW PELTIER, age 56, of Shelby, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at his residence. Dwight was born on February 25, 1961 in Pontiac, the son of Duane and Dolores Peltier. He attended Rochester Adams High School and had attended Michigan Christian College, where he was active in the Acapella Chorus. On June 20, 1984, Dwight was baptized at the Richland Hills Church of Christ in Richland Hills, Texas. For many years, he was a limousine driver with Brass Ring Productions, and later was a driver for Mayflower Moving. Most recently, Dwight worked at the Pixley Funeral Home. In addition to his parents, Duane and Dolores, Dwight is survived by his brothers Douglas (Sally) Peltier and Dave Peltier; Sisters Cheryl Taylor, Michele (Brian) Vanderhoff, Laurie Dillon, and Linda (Tony) Santos; 11 nieces & nephews and 13 great nieces & nephews. Dwight is also survived by his longtime girlfriend and companion, Anne Laclave and her son Arbor (Thalia). Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Rochester Church of Christ, 250 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills. Mr. John Laster officiating. Interment at Mt. Avon Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 3 8 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Memorials may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or Rochester College Acappella Chorus


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dwight Matthew Peltier

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Duane and Dolores Peltier

July 11, 2018

My Dear Dwight,
You must understand, I write this note with the fact in mind that I speak for Mom as well as myself. I also bear in mind that you are able in some way to comprehend my thoughts and therefore the contents of this note.

We Miss You Immensely.
We have avoided any reference of your passing in Mom's presence in fear that it would create such a state of depression the ladies would experience difficulties caring for her.
The description of the confidence you described about where you stood with Our Heavenly Father as you anticipated the close of your life was very eye opening. It caused me great concern about my own preparation for that event. I just don't have the confidence you displayed and that has moved me to begin a more in depth study of biblical guidance. It is heart breaking to think it took the life shattering experience of your loss to push me into a deeper concern for my own status. God does work in strange ways. I do wish we could some how relive the past few years of our lives. I would try to do some things differently, but now I want to develop the confidence in God that you closed your life with. As for Mom, I can only pray that at some point in her life, she made the conscious commitment required of us to be in the chosen few. I trust you will use your influence to the extent that you can.
We Will Love You Always, Mom and Dad

Larry Detter

July 2, 2018

Our best connection was music. Whenever we met with family, somehow music was the common thread that 'stitched' us together. "What concert did you see lately?" I would ask. Or he would ask of me, " What concert are you working on now?" He had a set of drums and a couple of guitars, amps and a large array of CDs that he loved to share - playing jazz on his elaborate sound system!

And so it was with Dwight and 'Uncle' Larry. It wasn't until after his passing that Michele, his sister, asked if I would be interested in having his 'old' trumpet that he used in high school. My answer was 'yes,' of course, because I direct a senior center band in Hartland, Michigan. It would be a wonderful donation to have the instrument for members' use for our rehearsals and concert events - whatever the need might be!

Opening the case -- badly worn to the point of replacement - I found an aged trumpet. Not in use for many years, the valves were stiff and some of the slides were stuck. The silver lacquer was dirty and tarnished and two mouthpieces were included - one of them a two-piece, which is no longer produced - an antique, really!

Fascinated at my find, and being a drummer myself and NOT a trumpet player, I gratefully accepted the offer and brought it to my next band rehearsal. I asked my experienced lead trumpet player what he thought of the instrument ,and he quickly volunteered to clean it up and try to restore it to its best playing condition.


Larry Detter

July 2, 2018

On its return, and after I had checked its origin using the serial number, the instrument was shining bright with its silver lacquer and all its working parts brought back to perfect playing condition! As we were to learn, the trumpet is a Getzen, Doc Severinsen "Eterna" Model with a Guardinelli 2-piece mouthpiece!

A new case was purchased, and needless to say, my trumpet players cherish this instrument! Currently, it is being used by a handicapped musician who must use an electric chair for mobility. It is 'his' pride and joy! He and the other two trumpet players were featured at our spring concert playing "Buglers' Holiday" with their matching silver trumpets!

I think Dwight would be thrilled to know that his 'old beat-up trumpet' has been restored and is making music every day in his memory!
'Thanks, Dwight,' for keeping those 'threads' of music holding us together.

Sincerely, Uncle Larry

Doris Hughes

June 26, 2018

In Loving Memory of Dwight. A True Man of God who believed and trusted in Jesus, His Word and Promises. Dwight followed God's command to share His Gospel Message and build His Kingdom here on earth so that we can all share God's Heavenly Kingdom for all of Eternity. Dwight was always willing to help. "Serving God by serving others."
We look forward to seeing him in heaven.
With Our Love, Aunt Doris and Uncle Arlan

John and Sara Leonard

June 11, 2018

He was a great uncle, always seemed interested in what was going on in our life and made time to be a part of it. He will be missed! May he rest in peace.

Linda Peltier-Santos

June 7, 2018

Dwight was a great brother and friend to me. We shared many good times together growing vacations, concerts, friends, even just hanging out. As we grew older, he always made time to stay relevant in my life and my children's and grandchildren's lives. My kids looked to him as much more than just an uncle, and we all miss him dearly.

Michele Vanderhoff

May 31, 2018

7 months later, I can't believe you are really gone. I miss our long talks about faith, family and favorite foods. All in-depth conversations. I know you are in a better place, free of pain. Cancer sucks!
Until we meet again, rest in peace, Brother!

Anne L

November 18, 2017

Missing you tremendously my love,
Rest in peace until we meet again...

Jeff Omans

November 7, 2017

I remember Dwight when I was very young. He was a very nice guy. So sorry to hear about this.

Alexander G.

November 1, 2017

I did not know Dwight all that well, but i do know that he was a blessing. His family is in our prayers.