Jerome Peyton enjoyed swimming and gardening

Jerome “Jerry” Peyton, 89, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday at Racine Commons. He was born in Racine, August 8, 1930, son of the late James and Magdalene (Nee: Steiner) Peyton.

On November 11, 1950, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Jerry married Dorothy A. Musil, who preceded him in death on September 29, 2017. He was employed by Western Publishing for 43 years retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church. Jerry was an avid Packers and Brewers fan who enjoyed gardening. In his younger years, he enjoyed boxing and was the 1945 Golden Gloves Welterweight Champion. Jerry was a longtime member of the YMCA and enjoyed his daily swimming and comradery with fellow members. In their retirement, he and Dorothy enjoyed traveling extensively in the United States and around the world. Above all, he treasured time spent with his family especially his grandchildren and dogs. He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his children, John Peyton, Mike (Lisa) Peyton, Laura (Randy) Lieungh; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Dr. Dave) Jones; brother, Jim (Cheryl) Peyton; in-laws, Charlene Jensen, Richard Schultz; nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda; his granddaughter Sarah; and siblings, Kay (Bill) Nelsen, Jack (Carol) Peyton, Don (Marilyn) Peyton, and Ruth (Gilbert) DeMint.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home with Reverend Javier Guativa officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family at the funeral home before the service from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Private entombment will be held at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum Hwy 32.

Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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