Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Adam Peltier, age 22, of Dunseith, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith.
Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Adam Peltier, age 22, of Dunseith, on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith. The celebrant at the mass was the Reverend Father Michael Slovak Solt. Music was provided by Pat and Linda Peltier. Casket bearers were Michael Charette, Hunter Jacobs, Jeremy Thunder Hawk, Clarence "Chugger" Davis Jr., Jesse Hettich, Brett Schreiner, Josh Poitra, Julius Baker and Jacob Knife. Honorary casket bearers were all of Adam's classmates and teammates from Standing Rock, Four Winds, Fordville-Lankin, and Turtle-Lake-Mercer and all Adam's family members, including grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and his Hunting the Rock brothers. Burial was at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery north of Dunseith. Adam Joseph Peltier, 22, was born on Feb. 9, 1995, to Gaillord and Renee (Poitra) Peltier in Belcourt, ND. From a very young age, Adam was a shining light in this world with his outgoing personality, as he was never afraid to walk up to strangers and introduce himself. His extroverted personality enabled him to make friends in the many communities he lived in. He attended schools in Dunseith and Standing Rock before moving to Fort Totten in 2002, where he fell in love with the game of basketball. In 2006, Adam and his family moved to Fordville, where he attended the Fordville-Lankin school district and met more friends who introduced him to bow hunting, which was one of his favorite activities. He attended high school at Turtle-Lake-Mercer, where he continued to dedicate himself to basketball. He was a multifaceted basketball player who was known for being difficult to guard and received numerous awards and recognitions for his talents. He graduated from Turtle Lake-Mercer in 2013 before attending BSC in the fall. He also worked at a number of different places while living in Bismarck and attending college, including Verizon, Scheels, Menards, and The Pond. Adam was a loving and caring young man with a zest for life. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing basketball, dancing at Powwows, singing, and spending time with his family and friends. He especially loved spending time his nieces and nephews and was proud to watch them grow. Adam began his journey into the Spirit World on Aug. 24, 2017, at his home in Dunseith. His family and friends will greatly miss his strength, contagious smile, and love and will always remember him for his compassion and ability to light up a room. He is survived by his parents, Gaillord and Renee Peltier, sisters, Michelle (Greg) Peltier and Brittany Sathren; brothers, Chris (Tasha) Peltier, Luke (Allison) Peltier, Taylor Peltier, Hunter Giroux and Luis Delgado; nephews, Rylee, Joseph, Jaxon, Layton and Camden and niece, Cadee. He is also survived by his grandmother, Theresa Poitra, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and special friend, Abby Landenberger. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Delores Peltier and Sylvester Poitra, aunt, Betty Delorme, cousins, Robert Peltier and Logan Langland, and many great grandparents. Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.