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PEYTON, Geraldine (Bresnahan) --- 1922-2012

OBRIEN, BRESNAHAN, PEYTON, STILWELL, WALDRON, SKOGLAND, GIVENS, BAXTER

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Date: 9/13/2012 at 17:49:22

8/15/2012 Waukon Standard newspaper

Geraldine "Gerry" Peyton

Geraldine “Gerry” Peyton of Waukon, age 90, passed away August 11, 2012 in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 15 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon, officiated by Rev. Joseph Schneider with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Hanson Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.
Gerry was born April 20, 1922 in Hanover Township, rural Waukon, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (O’Brien) Bresnahan. She was educated in rural schools, St. Patrick’s High School and graduated from Waukon High School’s normal training in 1941. She married Terence “Terry” Peyton September 7, 1942 in Waukon. She was a teacher, homemaker and factory worker, retiring in 1985 to care for her husband.
Gerry enjoyed her family first and foremost. She was a wonderful cook and homemaker and loved music and dancing, especially waltzes, polkas and the occasional Irish jig. She was always up for a game of euchre and very rarely lost. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, various church groups and card clubs in Waukon. Her prayer book and rosaries were never very far away.
Survivors include her children, Pat (Dave) Stilwell of Waukon, Cheryl Waldron of Waukon, Linda (Larry) Skogland of Bloomington, MN, Bob (Darcy) Peyton of St. Paul Park, MN and Jenny (John) Givens of Greendale, WI; her grandchildren, Kelly (Scott) Ruhnke, Kim (Orv) Bunker, Kami (Randy) Ahrens, Jeremy (Jenny) Fahey, Tami (Ron Brinkman) Stilwell, Bob (Angie Johanningmeier) Stilwell, Cody Stilwell, Mike Waldron, Brady (Carrie) Waldron, Jason Skogland, Katy (Pete) Grangaard, Terry (Lindsey) Peyton, Marty Peyton, Will Peyton, Brianne Givens, Callie Givens and Sean Givens; her great-grandchildren, Peyton Ruhnke, Austin Bunker, Ashley and Hailey Ahrens, Jaxon Brinkman, Alexis Stilwell, Connor Stilwell, Bradley, Josh and Peyton Skogland and Jake Grangaard; and her brother, Bernard (Idella) Bresnahan of Waukon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Terence; a son, Jack; a sister, Maxine Baxter; a brother, Harold Bresnahan; two sons-in-law, Butch Waldron and Al Connor; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Casketbearers are Bob and Cody Stilwell, Mike and Brady Waldron, Jason Skogland, Terry, Marty and Will Peyton and Sean Givens. Honorary casketbearers are her granddaughters and life-long friend Rita Mae Ward.


 

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