Newton H. Peyton, age 98 of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Duluth, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 in the Charter House Rehab Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born in 1914 to Hamilton H. and Olive Peyton in Duluth where he grew up. He attended schools in Duluth, The Exeter Phillips Academy, MIT and Purdue. On July 14, 1938 he was married to Cecile M. Carpentier in Montreal, Canada. They made their home in Duluth where he owned and operated the Pioneer National Bank until his retirement in 1979. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Proctor. Newt’s greatest love was his wife--always together and his children and grandchildren. His interests included aviation, traveling, motorcycling, amateur radio, playing cards and inventing things to make life easier. He was a private pilot and continue flying from the time he secured his pilots license at age 16 until he gave up flying at the age of 88. Newton was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lewis and John; an infant sister; and grandsons, Bobby Mosack, John Michael Peyton and Quinn Peyton.
He is survived by: His Wife, Cecile, of 74 years; Daughters, Alice Stelling (and her special friend, Art Bergstrom) of St. Paul, MN, Ann (Jim) Mosack of Duluth and formerly of Esko, MN, Pat (Frank) Foley of Gainesville, Georgia and Betty (Craig) Scherfenberg of Swan River, MN; Sons, Doug (Lore) Peyton of Enterprise, Alabama, Jerry (Elaine) Peyton of West Palm Beach, Florida and John (Nancy) Peyton of Duluth, MN; Thirteen Grandchildren and Twenty Great Grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13th at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth .
Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Duluth .