Allan Ernest Peyer


Obituary Notice

Allan Ernest Peyer, 84, of Conway, AR, long time resident on Racine, WI, died Friday, November 14, 2003. Allan was born in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to Ernest and Emilie Toggwiler Peyer. He was a graduate of Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL and received his bachelor degree and MBA from the University of Chicago. He served as a naval officer during WWII and the Korean War. On June 19, 1948 he married Daris Guthrie at the University of Chicago Chapel. She predeceased him on September 3, 1984. On June 1, 1986 Allan married Joyce Cook Ferguson on the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine, WI. He enjoyed a successful business career, beginning with the A.B. Dick Co. and ending with his retirement from Modine Manufacturing Co. in 1979. He also served as a professor of marketing at the University of Wisconsin.

Allan is survived by his wife, Joyce; his sister, Barbara Peyer Ropka and her husband, Gerald, of Wheaton, IL, their children and Allanís godchildren, Stacie Ropka, Sheryl Williams, and Steven Ropka; his son, Dr. Gregory Allan Peyer and his wife, Patricia, of Granger, IN, their sons, James and David; his daughter, Dr. Lori Lynn Peyer Lohman and her husband, Alan, of Chaska, MN, and their children, Emma and Elliott ; and his step-daughter, Dr. Martha A. Ferguson of Atlanta, GA.

A graveside funeral service will be held in Gurnee, IL. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 W. Markham #716.

Cremation arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.

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