Noel C. Peltier, (BSJ47, MSJ48)

Noel Charles Peltier died December 29, 2019. Noel was born and raised in the City of Chicago. He proudly served in the Military Police during World War II, then graduated from Medill with two degrees in journalism. Noel married Lois Olsen in 1947.

For years, Peltier’s first job out of college was working as a police reporter for the City News Bureau. He then moved into corporate marketing where he developed specialized in pharmaceuticals for Mead Johnson and Abbott Labs. His crowning career achievement, however, was 20 years of teaching at Barat College, which friends and family said he enjoyed so much that he tried to keep his age a secret so he wouldn’t be forced to retire.

Peltier’s wife, Lois, died in March, 2019, a few months after the couple’s 71st wedding anniversary. The couple are survived by their children, Noel and Patrice, and niece Patricia Peltier.