John William Gaynor, 83

John “Jack” William Gaynor, 83, of Slinger, passed away peacefully on July, 28, 2013, surrounded by his family. John was born in Evanston, Ill., on June 18, 1930, to parents Dorothy and William Gaynor. The family moved to Green Bay in 1940. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin– Madison in 1956. On June 29, 1957, he married Ilamae Stephani in Black Creek.

He was employed by the Pitney Bowes Corporation for 36 years. He belonged to the Slinger-Allenton Rotary Club. He was the Rotary Youth Exchange chairman for Rotary District 627 from 1985-2000. He enjoyed working with the high school exchange students from all over the world. He also enjoyed traveling with the grandchildren during Easter vacations, showing them many parts of the United States. He also enjoyed boating activities with family and friends on Big Cedar Lake.

John served in the Navy during the Korean War.

John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ilamae; six children, Michael (Stephanie), Sue (Tom Kapke), Scott (Josie), Linda (Brian Krause), Elizabeth (Scott Sterman) and Bill (Becky); 16 grandchildren, Joshua, Dana, Jonathan (Theresa), Jennifer, Jessica, Alicia, John Ace, Justin, Bradley, Nick, Aaron, Jaimee, Nathan, Abby, John and Emily. John is preceded in death by his father William, his mother Dorothy, sisters Pat DePrey and Kathleen Ferris, and infant granddaughter Nicole.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 200 E. Washington St. in Slinger on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. The visitation will be at the church from 2-4 p.m. with mass at 4 p.m. and a meal to follow. A private burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Saint Peters Catholic Church Endowment Fund, Slinger-Allenton Rotary Youth Exchange, or the charity of your choice.

A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for Jack at Hartford Hospital, Froedtert Hospital, Cedar Crossings and Zilber Family Hospice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family; (262) 644-5296 /