Died: March 11, 2013
Toman, Jerome K, age 78 of Sun City Center, FL, formerly of Western Springs and Winfield, IL and 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), two brothers, Tom (Lana), 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 service of remembrance will be held at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL on May 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation prior to service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, or memorials, the family suggests a donation in Jerry's name be directed to: The U of I Department of Athletics General Football Fund, c/o The University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801.
Additional information can be found at Legacy.com, or call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.