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Obituary April 4, 2013

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Jerome K. Toman

Jerome K. Toman, age 78, of Sun City Center, FL, known to his old friends as Pekac, entered into eternity March 11, 2013. 

Jerry, son of the late Jerry J. and Lorraine Toman of Chicago and later Berwyn, Illinois, worked at the family business, Toman’s Bakery, prior to graduation from Harrison High School.  He attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship, earning a B.S. degree in Kinesiology.  Jerry was a Life Member of the Varsity “I” and Alumni Associations at the University of Illinois and an avid fan of football, especially his beloved ‘Fighting Illini’ and Chicago Bears.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and worked his entire 36-year career at Central Steel & Wire Company in Chicago.

Jerry loved reading, traveling, and the outdoors.  He will be fondly remembered for his bright smile, fun-loving disposition and unwavering devotion to family and friends. 

Survivors include his wife of 15 years Norma; daughter Janine; son Jon (Mike); step-daughter Michele Musial-Zuchnik (Steve); step-son Mark Musial (Belinda); step-daughter Cat Renar (Dave); step-son Steve Gulick (Lise); brothers Tom (Lana) and Rick (Maryavis); five step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  Jerry’s life accomplishments and influence live on in the form of those who survive him and for whom he was a role model.

A memorial mass will be said at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Wimauma, FL on April 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Jerry will be returned home for a memorial service at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL on May 18, 2013 at 12 p.m. Visitation prior to service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family suggests donations may be made to the American Stroke Association or LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Drive, Ruskin, Florida 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.

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