Jack W. Pease

June 24, 1925 – Dec. 25, 2009

Jack W. Pease, 84, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died peacefully Christmas morning, Friday, Dec., 25, 2009, after a courageous eight-year battle with lung cancer at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 24, 1925, the second son of Edward and Bessie Pease.
    He worked as a long distance truck driver, a tree trimmer for the City of Waukesha parks department, Waukesha Rubber Co. and was a bus driver for 15 years at Wisconsin Coach Lines. After retiring from Wisconsin Coach Lines, Jack worked for the Waukesha Police Department as a school crossing guard at Lowell Elementary School. He always said he was "a jack of all trades and a master of none." He loved to hunt, fish, play cards, read, work in his wood shop and watch the Green Bay Packers.
    Jack will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
    He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lois. He was the loving father of Terri (William) Jones of Waukesha, Jeff (Shari) Pease of Thorsby, Ala., William (Jan) Pease of Waukesha, Scott (Carol) Pease of Pewaukee and Bonnie Vissers Evert of Waukesha. He was the proud grandpa of Melissa (Jon) Jones Rooney of Waukesha, William L. Jones II of Waukesha, Amy Pease Jensen, Jessica (Jeremy) Sparkman of Alabama, Lindsay Pease of Alabama, Emily (Dave) Pease Clem of Madison, William D. (Becky) Pease of Fredonia, Sadie (Christian) Pease Villegas of Madison, Daniel Pease of Waukesha, Kori (Mel) Pease Larson of Franklin, Angela (Doug) Fahey Papenthien of Ixonia, Walter Fahey of Pewaukee, Jaclyn Vissers of Waukesha and Joe Vissers of Waukesha. He was the adoring greatgrandpa to Gavin Sparkman, Hayden Jack Clem, Hudson Clem, Jarrett Larson, Landyn Larson, Aubrey Papenthien, Gavin Papenthien and Bryce Papenthien. He is further survived by his sisters, Betty Stark of New Berlin, Barbara Reid of Waterford, Bonita (Carl) Riolo of Goleta, Calif.; his sister-in-law, Pauline Pease of Bradenton, Fla.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and last but not least, his faithful canine companion, Sara.
    He was preceded in death by his infant son, Gary F. Pease; his granddaughter, Lois Marie Pease; grandson, Kevin Pease; his brother, George Pease; as well as his parents and mother-in-law and father-in-law.
    The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Long for his many years of compassionate care and sense of humor – he always could make Dad smile and laugh; Dr. Federico Sanchez who gave Dad the hope he needed to keep up the fight against cancer for so long; and to Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice for their dedication, compassion and care during the last month of his life.
    Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 31, at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. Please meet at the funeral home at 11 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery.
    Because Jack was a dog lover all his life, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in Jack’s name to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.
    For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute message.
    (Freeman – Dec. 29, 2009)