January 2, 1950 – October 16, 2021
Arlyce Corinne Peltier gained her Angel wings on October 16th, 2021 after a long and devasting battle with Alzheimers disease. She was 71 years old. Arlie was born on the east side of St Paul on January 2nd, 1950 to Harold and Bertha Brink. The youngest of three daughters, she adored her two big sisters. Always mirroring their movements and styles, or staying up late waiting to hear all the details from their date nights. The three sisters were extremely close growing up and spent a lot of time together. They sang at the local churches and performed in the community as a trio. Arlie had a modest upbringing filled with immense love and joy.
Arlie met the love of her life, Ron at a church dance when she was just 14 years old. She thought he hung the moon. They were sweethearts throughout high school and married on February 15, 1970. She attended the University of Minnesota, then pivoted to child education and became a Montessori teacher. She loved teaching children! She and Ron hoped for a big family and welcomed their first child, a son J.P.. Sadly, they lost two children shortly after. The first, Joshua, living for a brief 9 days and the other a still birth. After a series of miscarriages, they welcomed the birth of their daughter Janee.
Arlie and Ron started Peltier Homes in the early 1980’s, serving as general contractors on several residential builds and development . Arlie’s keen sense of style and design, made her a natural at staging properties. Together, they purchased several investments and businesses that the duo transformed into successful endeavors. After attaining her real estate license, she worked at Edina Realty first as a Realtor and then as Director of the Exceptional Properties Division. She served on several boards - including Century College for many years and donated much of her time to philanthropy. After seeing a need in their own community, she and Ron founded the Resource Center at St. Andrews Lutheran Church. Her vision being to offer a variety of ways to help others get back on their feet, after falling on hard times. Arlie was giving by nature, humble and kind. Never caring for money or recognition, despite the many achievements she and Ron garnerd in their nearly 52 years of marriage.
Arlie was an elegant and graceful women full of compliments, smiles and a passion for loving people. There was always room for more and Arlie was inclusive to everyone. She loved to entertain, socialize with friends, golf, sing with her guitar, bake, play the piano, take pictures and most importanlty spend time with family. She had a gentle personality and a calming presence. Those of us who were blessed to be touched by her, understand that her existence and the imprint she left on our hearts, far exceeded the quantity of time that we had her presence in this world. Her greatest legacy is her children and grandchildren who each, in their own way, resemble the best parts of Arlie.
Arlie is preceeded in death by her parents Harold and Bertha Brink, her sister Barbara, her son Joshua and grandchild Ilori. She is survived by her husband, Ronald, son J.P. (Melissa) and daughter Janee (Eric). 7 grandchildren George, Oliva, Madelyn, Henri, Ethan, Gavin and Audrey; sister Kaye Myhre (Terry), as well as many relatvies and friends who adored and loved her. She will be deeply missed but we take comfort in the joyous realization that she has been released from her broken body and mind and is now alive - fully cognizant, free of Alzheimers disease and flying with the other angels - what a glorious thought!
A celebration of life will be held in her honor on December 19th, 2021 at 7 Vines Vineyard and Winery, 101 Highway 96 east, in Dellwood. Private service at 2pm, with an open house visitation for all to share in their love for Arlie from 3:30-6:30pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Arlie’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/
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