Murray Dec. 15, 1936 | Jun. 14, 2022
Murray | Dec. 15, 1936 | Jun. 14, 2022
Mr. Harold Penner, age 85, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Murray – Calloway County Hospital.
Mr. Penner was born in Rosenort, Manitoba Canada, on December 15, 1936, to the late Edward and Helena (Goossen) Penner. He was the ninth child in a family of fifteen. Mr. Penner was a farmer and carpenter. He always enjoyed disaster relief projects. He instilled in us the love of travel and adventure. He was a member of the Harmony Mennonite Church. Dad had a quiet solid faith. The verse, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” was real to him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Penner was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joan Denise; father-in-law and mother- in- law, Lewis and Cora Mears; a granddaughter, Kayla Ruth Warkentin; and by six sisters, and one brother.
Mr. Penner is survived by his wife, Ruth (Mears) Penner of Murray, who he met while traveling in Mexico and married on July 29, 1960, in Ithaca, Michigan; his children, Karen Penner and special friend, Fernando of Sarasota, Florida, Deanne Warkentin and husband Richard of Murray, Kevin Penner and wife Shannon of Murray, Mark Penner and wife Mendi of Murray, and Michele Dyck and husband Peter of Arcadia, Florida; fifteen grandchildren, Marissa, Jerin, and Jenica Warkentin, Kaylee Penner, Kara Koehn, Keisha Ensz, Travis Penner, Kiana Friesen, Jace, Jami, and Kamryn Penner, Jadin Dyck, Kyler Dyck, Savanna Schafer, and Rylan Dyck; two great grandchildren, Hannah Friesen and Spencer Dyck; as well as five sisters and two brothers.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Harmony Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the Harmony Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Harmony Mennonite Church.
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