Hugh Tyson

Hugh Peter Tyson

Thursday, June 19th, 1919 - Monday, October 14th, 2019
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Hugh “Pete” Tyson, 100 years old, lifelong resident of Kenosha, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Brookside Care Center.

Born in Kenosha, on June 9, 1919, he was the son of the late Francis C. and Henrietta (Scully) Tyson.

On February 15, 1947, he married Lorraine Leineweber at St. George Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on May 5, 1982. On November 5, 1983, he married Mary Jane Savaglio at St. Therese Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on November 28, 2018.

Pete honorably served his country from 1941 to 1946, as a Combat Infantryman in Patton’s Third Army, 5th Infantry Division, Eleventh Regiment, Company F. He participated in numerous actions in the European Theater of Operations (ETO).

With his brothers he owned and operated Tyson’s Sporting Goods Store in Kenosha for over 50 years.

Pete enjoyed traveling, tinkering around his house and yard, was a creative problem solver and was an expert at making something out of nothing.

He is survived by his children, Judith (Bob) Houte, Ann (Dale) Herolt, David (Debra) Tyson, and Joan (Jeff) Zeimetz; 12 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Rosemary (Clifford) Stollings, Cathy (Chuck) Olsen, and Diana (William) Thomas; seven step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren; along with many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Gail Etta Tyson in 1965; his brothers Francis, Eugene, Robert, William, Bernard, and John, in childhood.

Funeral services and entombment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to Proko Funeral Home.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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Rick Ridolfi

Posted at 08:23pm
To the Tyson Family.
"May GOD comfort you".
My life long memories of your Dad are . He was a man with a smile, a lesson to learn, an ever present willing to help, to share his knowledge and his love for neighbor. Mom has mentioned so many times of his/ your gifts of giving and sharing anything to help us city folk way back when we moved to the neighborhood. From tools , games , camping. Leaf raking. Hours in the sand box. Life in the country. Especially on our first camping trip. Mom says you all let us use everything we would need. All we had to get was the camper. And then his invitations to his home north. Thank you Mr. Tyson. . The Tyson family always were and will be in my daily prayers. You are a treasure. GOD BLESS

Rick & Robin Ridolfi

Carol O'Neal

Posted at 07:00pm
From the family of Eugene and LaVerne Haney: Our sincere condolences on the death of your dad. We will always remember Pete's sense of humor and warm smile. We were all lucky to have known him. May he rest in peace...

Mary Blaesius

Posted at 11:22am
I remember all his "discussions" with Jim...wonder what those minds are coming up with now. I remember the time he and I talked about me wanting a new stove (golden harvest was it's color)--he had a great idea--just unplug it and tell Jim it isn't working and we need a new stove! Ha--such a character! May all those good memories stay in your heart! Hugs.

Betty Falcon

Posted at 09:43am
God Bless This Wonderful Man! What a beautiful long life you all shared with your Dad! My sincere sympathy to all of you! My prayers are with you!
Love To All!
Betty Falcon


Posted at 07:46am
My condolences to your family. In your sorrow may there be hope, in your thoughts may there be peace, in your heart may there be be healing. Psalm 147:73 assures us "He (Jehovah God) heals the broken hearted,He binds up our wounds". May you find comfort in God's Words at this difficult time.

Mary Rose Davison Posted at 09:53am

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all the family. Pete was a wonderful man! He was our Santa for our children for many years along with Mrs. Santa his wife Mary Jane. Pete was a real gentleman. He was a very good friend of our family and will be missed. God bless . Alan and Mary Rose Davison.

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