Donald (Don) John Peshon Sr., 82 of Winona, MN went to his eternal resting place on Monday, October 31, 2022 to be with his beloved wife Dixie Lee who recently passed away on September 3rd.
Don was born on February 26, 1940 in Wabasha, MN to John (Jack) and Lila (Wilson) Peshon. He attended Rollingstone Holy Trinity School and graduated in 1958. Don married the love of his life Dixie Lee Mary Wieczorek on June 25, 1960 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church in Winona. Together they had seven children; Kathy (Matt) Forshee of Eyota, (Jade, Rylee); Koleen (Burt) Hahn of Yucatan, (Ross, Casey, Jessica, Laura, Brianna, Beverly); Mary (Marty) Nelson of Hayfield, (Brad, Josh, Tyler, Connor); Donald Jr. (Donita Stepan) of Sturgeon Lake, (Cameron, Sydney); Stacy Johnson of Eyota, (Justin, Nathan, Logan); Ozzie Sr. of Witoka, (Trinity, Ozzie Jr., Olivia, Triton); Jason (Patti Sylvester) of Winona, (Harley, Zach, Alex, Abigail).He had a total of 25 wonderful grandchildren along with 15 great grandchildren. Don is also survived by his brother Kenneth, in-laws Jimmy (Joan) Wieczorek, Larry (Rita) Wieczorek, Mary Ann McDonald, Elaine Wieczorek, Tom (Kris) Wieczorek and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years Dixie Lee, sister Barb Schively, in-laws Syl Schively, Mary Kay Peshon, Isadore and Mary Wieczorek, Wayne (Buddy) Wieczorek, Margie and Wally Peterson, Eileen and Bud Schaefer, David Wieczorek and Jack McDonald.
Don and Dixie started their earlier married years working on a turkey farm. He went on to become an iron worker with whom he was employed by L. H. Sowles when he retired in 1995. Don enjoyed helping Tom, Jeff and Terry Peshon on their farm. He also enjoyed bowling, hunting, gopher trapping, golfing and he was an avid sports fan. He was always watching sports on tv.
A special thank you to Dr. Katrina Hammel and Winona Health Area Hospice. Our family was touched by the sincere warmth and compassion in helping us make his final days at home peaceful and comfortable. HOME- our father’s favorite place to be!
Visitation for Don will be on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, MN from 3-6 p.m. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. following the visitation.