PEORIA - Jerome J. Wagner, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 8:32 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.;Jerome was born on August 29, 1928 in Peoria to Joseph and Clara (Hageman) Wagner. He married Marianne Whalen on May 23, 1953 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2009.;He was also preceded in death by one son, Kevin Wagner, three brothers, and five sisters.;Jerome is survived by his children, Angela (the late Richard) Brereton of Peoria, Keith (Charlene) Wagner of Princeville, Dennis (Anita) Wagner of Princeville, Brian (Carol) Wagner of Dunlap, and Dana (Polly) Wagner of Peoria, daughter-in-law, Ruth Wagner of Peoria, sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and one sister, Eleanor Shane of West Peoria.;He served in the Army during the Korean War earning the Korean Service Medal with four bronze stars.;He was a purchasing agent for Graybar Electric, and later for Crescent Electric where he retired in 1994.;Jerome enjoyed dancing, hunting, and playing the lottery. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.;Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Donald Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Kickapoo.;Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.;Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.