TOMAN, Jerome K. age 78, of Sun City Center, 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, IL, worked at the family business, Toman's Bakery, prior to graduation from HarrisonHigh 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; 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, on Saturday, April 6th, 10 am. 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, May 18th, 12 pm. Visitation prior to service from 10 am-12 pm. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers or memorials, family suggests donations may be made to
or LifePath Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr, Ruskin, FL 33573. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home, Sun City Center (8134) 634-9900.