Dominick John Peno, 86, entered the gates of heaven surrounded by his loving family on December 10, 2012, at The Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlisle. Visitation time will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday also at the church. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Carlisle City Cemetery with Military Honors.\nDom was born January 11, 1926 in Bucknell, Iowa to Rosa and Angelo Peno. At a young age he and his family moved to Williamson, where he attended school. Dom stayed in school until age 17. He then joined the Navy and went to war from 1943-1946 (WWII). He never got the chance to finish high school, but received his GED many years later. Dom retired from the Des Moines Post Office where he was employed from 1949-1973. He then managed Carlisle Cashways for three years, while working part-time at Carlisle Standard Station. For nearly 12 years, Dom also worked for Carlisle Community School District. He finally decided to fully retire in February of 1988. Dom was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. He was also a former member of the Carlisle Lions Club. Dom served 20 years on Carlisle's Volunteer Fire Department. He was a charter member of the Carlisle Mat Club and coached girls' softball and boys' baseball for many years. Dom also had the honor of being named Carlisle's 1988 Parade Marshall. Dom will forever be remembered for all he has given to the Carlisle community .Dom was united in marriage to Martha Marie Hollingshead (Tillie), on July 10th, 1948 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Des Moines, Iowa. From 1949 to 1965 they had seven children together: Juanita, John, Ron, Tom, David, Connie, and Vickie. Dom was preceded in death by his wife, Tillie; parents, Rosa and Angelo Peno; daughter, Connie Heston; great-granddaughter, Shelby Gruss; sister, Rachel Van Ryswyk; step-sister, Irene Tonsi; and two step brothers, Americo and Max Oberto.\nLeft to cherish his memory are: Daughter Juanita (Terry) Callahan of Belton, MO; Son John (Evie) Peno of Carlisle, IA; Son Ron Peno of Carlisle, IA; Son Tom (Sandy) Peno of Carlisle, IA; Son David (Amy) Peno of Raytown, MO; Son-in-law Doug Heston of Carlisle, IA; and Daughter Vickie (Roger) Anderson of Stanhope, IA .Dom is also survived by: 33 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.