Gerald Jerry Dayton
- December 27, 1959 - August 11, 2012
- Boscobel, Wisconsin
of Gerald's Passing
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“Judy, Cassie, and Jarod, I am, so sorry for your loss, Jerry was a great person and I was lucky to have known him. I first met Jerry when I played...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: John Lomas - WI
“Jerry was a wonderful person. He was a man who greeted you everytime you saw him. I know in my heart he was greeting my dad at the gates. Cherish the...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Renae Creasey - friend
“Judy and Family.
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. My sympathies are with you With the Lord's help you will be able to carry on. My...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Nora Schauer - Fennimore, WI
“Sorry to hear about Jerry's passing.
4 of 30 | Posted by: Daniel Merwin & family
“JUdy, I am so sorry to hear of Jerrys passing,you and your family are in my prayers.I have alot of memories of playing softball with and against...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: keith tweten
“When I started playing ball with Joe's OK he was known as little Jerry and the bat boy. I took a break from softball for a few years and when I came...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Dan Colgan - St. Paul, MN
“Judy our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of loss.
7 of 30 | Posted by: Dave & Marsha Jones - friends
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all.I knew Jerry from growing up with him,his cousins Roland,and Genie.Played a lot of ball in those days or...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Johnny Nielsen - west salem , WI
“Judy, Cassie and Jarod, Myself and Dillon and Dustin are so sorry to hear about Jerry. We remember his smiles and playing softball with all the...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Karen Arentz - La Crosse, WI
“Judy sorry to hear about jerry he will be missed dearly.
10 of 30 | Posted by: Timothy Hartley - Lacrosse, WI
“You have my sympathy. Baby Bull was a tough but respected opponent and a cherished teammate. I got a chance to chat with him earlier this summer when...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Roger Korger - LaCrosse, WI
“Judy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Jerry was a great guy...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Penny Grassel - Boscobel, WI
“I couldn't have asked for a better big brother. I am so glad I got to know you over these last 6 or 7 years. You became a big part of my life. I am...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Keri Freeman - Albuquerque, NM
“jerry will be very much missed my fondest memories us fishing swimming taking are cane poles going down to the orange docks catching lots of sun fish...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: tonya mccormick - WI
“Jerry was just one super nice guy. I was asked to fill in a few times on a softball team with him. He acted like he knew me his entire life. From...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Chris Stauffer - West Salem, WI
“So sorry and so sad to have lost a very decent man-I always loved talking with Jerry through the years of my Bartending! Judy and kids-thinking and...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Wing - LaCrosse, WI
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry will be watching over you from Heaven. We remember great conversations with him at the ball field.
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17 of 30 | Posted by: Mark Squier - Holmen, WI - Friend
“Judy, Cassie, and Jerod - My deepest sympathy to you and Jerry's family.
His memory will always live in our hearts.
18 of 30 | Posted by: Debbie - La Crosse, WI - Friend
“Heaven gained another wonderful Angel. Jerry. You were a great friend and you will be so sadly missed by so many. R.I.P. dear friend. My condolences...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Joyce Devenport - LaCrosse, WI
“We are very sorry for you loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Robin and Steve Bucholz
20 of 30 | Posted by: Steve and Robin Bucholz - WI
“Judy & family~
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. So sorry for your incredible loss.
Barb ...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Barb Karls - Hudson, WI
“Sorry for your loss. I remember watching Jerry play many softball games throughout the years and there is no doubt that he was one of the best.
22 of 30 | Posted by: tb
“My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Jerry's Family. Jerry was a fun loving and caring person. I have never met someone who had such a zest for life...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Glenda Schiller - Hastings, MN
“Judy and family,
Sincere Blessings to you in your time of loss.
24 of 30 | Posted by: Barb and Ron Rohn
“Judy, Cassie, and Jerod
We are all so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Jerry was such a giving man with everything that...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Connie Bender and family - WI
“Bill & I are sorry for your loss, We are thinging of you & your family, he was a great person.
26 of 30 | Posted by: Bill & Karen Gebhard - Mt.Horeb, WI
“So sorry to hear of JD's passing. He will be missed by many, he was a wonderful person. Wishing you all peace and love at this time.
Randy &...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Randy & Mari Anderson - Melrose, WI
“Judy, Cassie and Jerod, I'm so sorry for your loss! I feel so blessed to have enjoyed your Dad's company, even if it was only a few years. He was a...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Rose Russell - Friend
“Our prayers are with You Judy and your children on the loss of your wonderful husband and father. From Donna and Harold Morris
29 of 30 | Posted by: Donna and Harold Morris - WI
“Jerry was a Great man, and had a passion for Family,Friend's, his Community and Country. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I'am the Way...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: David Ferrel - Antigo, WI
Gerald (Jerry) William Raymond Dayton, 52,
of Boscobel, WI passed away peacefully at
home, surrounded by his loving family on
August 11, 2012.
He was born December 27, 1959 in La Crosse,
WI the son of Kathleen A. and Gareld G. Dayton.
He was united in marriage to Judy L. Sackmaster
on June 9, 1984 at Trinity Lutheran Church in
La Crosse. Jerry and Judy were blessed with two
children that he adored more than anything, a
daughter, Cassandra and a son, Jerod.
Jerry proudly served in the United States Army,
Fort Campbell, KY from 1984-1987. After being
honorably discharged, he and his wife moved to
Jerry attended Southwestern Technical College in
Fennimore, WI and earned a degree as a Certified
Butcher. He then worked for a number of years at
Rayovac in Fennimore, WI before changing careers
and working as a correctional officer at the Wisconsin
Secure Program Facility in Boscobel.
Jerry loved all kinds of sports and was especially
passionate about softball, hunting, and fishing.
"Baby Bull" came to be known as one of the best
softball players in La Crosse and surrounding
areas. He was a fond supporter of the La Crosse
Boy's and Girl's Club and the Boscobel Athletic
Boosters. Jerry loved coaching and provided guidance
and encouragement to many young athletes throughout
the years. He was a member of the Boscobel United
Jerry is survived by his wife Judy, daughter Cassandra,
and son Jerod of Boscobel. He is further survived by
his father Gareld and step mother Helen, Holmen, WI;
sisters Barbara Moen, De Soto, WI, Hope Olson,
Cindy Craig, Tracy (Terry) Johnson, Kari (Dwayne)
Beinborn, Holmen, WI, Keri Freeman, New Mexico;
brothers Randy (Melissa) Dayton Galesville, WI and
David Bryhan Okinawa, Japan; many nieces, nephews,
and special co-workers and friends who loved him very much.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother Kathleen Dayton,
grandmother Kathryn Erickson, uncle and aunt William and
Patricia Mogloskey, brother in law, Kevin Craig and nephew
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August
15, 2012 at the Boscobel United Methodist Church, Boscobel,
WI and one hour prior to the 5:00 p.m. service on Thursday,
August 16, 2012. Military Rites will be accorded by the Blake-Semrad American Legion Post # 134, and the Gilbertson-Pitzer VFW Post # 10393.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Jerry Dayton Scholarship Fund The Beeman-Patchak Funeral Home of Boscobel is assisting the family. On line condolences at