PENNING, Vernon 1930-1990
PENNING, DEVOGDT, HIPPEN
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Date: 6/18/2014 at 11:40:15
Vernon Penning Rites Are Held
Vernon Penning, 59, of Wellsburg, passed away Sunday, February 4, at the V.A. Medical Center in Iowa City, from cancer.
Funeral services were held at the Wellsburg Reformed Church on Wednesday, February 7, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Verlyn D. Boone was the officiating clergy, with Rev. Richard Dowling delivering the prayer.
Chris Borchardt sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "In This Very Room." Robert Kruse sang "How Great Thou Art," accompanied by Mrs. Esther Meyer, who also played the prelude and postlude.
Honorary casket bearer was Gene Blythe.
Casket bearers were Red Doyen, Gary Hoodjer, Marvin Riebkes, Carroll Stahl, Rodney Kolthoff, Stan Hippen, Arthur Malin and Whitey Ross.
Ushers were Edwin Behrends and Royce Paterni. Mrs. Jean Kolthoff and Mrs. Edna Krull were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Wellsburg Reformed Church Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Amvet Post #91.
Vernon John Penning, son of Anne E. DeVogdt and John Penning, was born April 14, 1930, in Dike. Vernon graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1949, and served his country as a Marine during the Korean War.
On January 21, 1951, Vernon was united in marriage to Annabelle Hippen at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
After their marriage, they owned and operated Penning Sanitation for 10 years, and owned Penning Trucking for 30 years, and Boeke's Rexall Drug for 10 years. Vernon was also employed at Hippen Tire and Battery, Wellsburg Elevator and M.D. Meyer Seed Co.
One of Vernon's greatest joys in his life were his two grandsons Dean and Curtis. He always had a smile and "Hello" for everyone.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, and one son Terrell L. Penning.
He is survived by his wife Annabelle; one son, Rick Penning and wife Kathy; two grandsons, Dean and Curtis; and two sisters, Dena Grimmius and Elsie Kiewiet, both of Grundy Center.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Doyen-Abels Funeral Home of Wellsburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 February 1990, pg 14
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