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Gareld G. Dayton

January 5, 2022 | 4 comments

Gareld Dayton, 83, of Holmen passed away peacefully at Benedictine Living Community of La Crosse surrounded by family. He was born May 26, 1938 to Dorothy (Simon) and Gareld Dayton.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and most of all his grandchildren. Back in the day he was a very avid softball player and continued to enjoy every game he could. Watching his grandchildren in their chosen activities was his greatest joy. He had a special place in his heart for all the family dogs. He would visit them daily and bring them treats.

He is survived by his children Barb Moen- DeSoto, Hope Olson- La Crescent, MN, Cindy Craig, Tracy (Terry) Johnson, Randy Dayton, Kari (Dwayne) Beinborn- Holmen, Keri Freeman- Albuquerque, NM. Two daughter-in-law’s, Judy Dayton and Melissa Dayton. Grandchildren Rick Arentz, Amanda (Nick) Maier, Cassie Dayton, Jerod Dayton, Josh (Christina) Craig, Nicole Craig, Jordan (Amber) Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Emily Dayton, Hayle Dayton, Mitchell Beinborn, and Madeline Beinborn. 14 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Brothers Cecil Dayton, Everrett (Linda) Dayton, Eddy Dayton, Sisters Sharon Pataska, Laura (Ken) Iverson and many extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his son Jerry Dayton Jr, two grandsons Jason Kutil and Adam Johnson, son-in-law’s Kevin Craig and Tim Moen. His parents, sisters Beverly Dunkel, Edye Pavela, Millie Johnson, and brother Gene Dayton.

A special Thank You to Dr. Mary Bassing, Racheal Keehmen, Daniella Wuntgel, and all the caring staff at Benedictine Living Community of La Crosse and Eagle Crest (The Heights) of Holmen.

A Memorial Service for Gareld will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday January 9th, 2022 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI 54650. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm until the time of the service.

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.




  1. Jenny Mosser

    Thinking of all of you! I enjoyed running into Jerry over the last couple years at the ball parks or in his scooter as of late. Always a smile and a hug. He spoke so highly of all of you and was a proud Dad and Grandpa. He will certainly be missed.

  2. Mike Coady

    Like all the Daytons…Jerry was just a good person who was friendly to everyone he met. I first met Jerry and his brothers…years ago when they played on those championship Glen’s Bar…Joe’s OK Bar and The Mugg softball teams. I was the score keeper at Copeland Park and it was always a treat to watch Jerry and his crew beat another opponent. They did it with class and character. They were just good guys who loved to play softball after a hard days work. Anyway God bless Jerry and his family.

  3. Norm Aylsworth

    We lost another great North Sider and good friend. I knew Jerry and his Family all my life. The last few years it was always a pleasure to visit with him when he would stop at my home in Holmen. Thoughts & Prayers to the Dayton Family. R.I.P. My Friend

  4. dan berger

    Another good old north sider and softball player and one of the original copeland ave boys. He’s now joining gary hall and a bunch more hall of famers.. Tell all of them high. Maybe Jigs will greet you at the gate….R.I.P. my friend. You will be missed…..


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