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
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
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
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)