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Gerald "Jerry" John Peschon

November 14, 1939 May 27, 2006
Gerald "Jerry" John Peschon
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Worthington, Minnesota      Gerald “Jerry” John Peschon, 66, was born on November 14, 1939, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the son of John and Bernice Demuth Peschon.  He graduated from Pipestone High School in 1957.  Jerry then received his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology and Wildlife Management from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota and was involved in the ROTC program.  He served in the National Guard for six years, being recognized as an expert marksman.  Jerry married Gloria Sievers on June 1, 1963, in Woodstock, Minnesota, moving to Worthington, Minnesota, in 1964.  He joined Armour’s in 1965, where he worked until retiring as Quality Control Superviser in February of 2005.  He loved fresh water and deep sea fishing.  He served as president of Muskies, Inc. in Iowa and was involved with research for Iowa State University.  Jerry enjoyed writing about fishing, and was published in a number of magazines and books.  He was involved with politics and helped enable Senior Citizens to vote.  Jerry also enjoyed driving his Jaguar convertible, traveling, and good food.  He was a loving husband, very generous father, and caring grandfather.  Jerry passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas.     Jerry is survived by his wife, Gloria, of Worthington, Minnesota; four daughters, Kathy Steffl, of Worthington, Minnesota, Nancy O’Rourke, of Fairmont, Minnesota, Lori (Scott) Dumdei, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Lisa (Rob) Hamilton, of Madison, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; one brother, Ron (Nancy) Peschon, of Wayzeta, Minnesota, and two sisters, Diane (John) Amdahl, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Cheryl (Gary) Corey, of Good Thunder, Minnesota.  He was preceded in death by his parents.     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Father Larry Brixius officiating.  Casket bearers will be Scott Dumdei, Leo Kofoot, Charles Shuck, Jon Moe, John Palmer, and Daryl Krogman.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington.   Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, Minnesota


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