LeRoy William Peil

April 11, 1921 - Jan. 8, 2007

LeRoy William Peil, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at the age of 85. LeRoy was born April 11, 1921, in Waukesha, the son of the late William and Elizabeth (nee Wick) Peil. On June 27, 1942, he married Mabel Schroeder in Waukesha.

LeRoy received the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his valor during World War II while serving with the U.S. Army. He was also a member of the Purple Heart Society, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. LeRoy retired with 25 years of service at the Waukesha Sheriff's Department.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel; his parents, William and Elizabeth; his sister, Betty Siegle; and brother, Francis J. "Butch" Peil.

LeRoy is survived by his sons, Dennis (Rozanne) of Oconomowoc and Gary (Helen) of Colgate. He was the proud grandpa of Scott (Norma) Peil of New Berlin, Jeffrey (Tricia Teeter) Peil of McFarland, Tracey (William) Dallapiazza of Sun Prairie, Julie Peil of Waukesha and Renee Peil of Colgate and great-grandpa of Adrian, Allan, Gabriel and Emily Peil. He is also survived by his best friend, Ruth Bruno of Waukesha; sister-in-law, Jean Peil of Waukesha; along with many other relatives and friends.

A visitation for LeRoy will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Jan. 11, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Ralph Schultz will officiate. A private family burial will take place at Trinity United Church of Christ Cemetery in Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.