PENNING, Harm 1874-1962
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Date: 4/4/2017 at 14:13:57
Harm Penning, 87, Dies At Wellsburg, Rites On Tuesday
Funeral services for Harm Penning, 87, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the family home at Wellsburg and at 1:30 p.m. at the Colfax Center Presby. church, Rev. Wiert Eekhoff officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Penning passed away at 8 p.m. Saturday at his home here due to complications of his advanced age.
He had been in failing health since 1959 when it was necessary to amputate his leg. At the time of his death he had reached the age of 87 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Casketbearers were Harm A. Rust, Wilbur Rust, John M. Rust, George Getting, Henry Sweet and Joe Miller. Music for the service was provided by soloist Alvin Smit. Mrs. Hiram Dieken was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Sander DeNeui and Mrs. Fred Wubbens.
Harm Penning was born on October 29, 1874, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Penning at Baileyville, Illinois. When he was 14 years old he moved with his parents to a farm southwest of Holland.
On March 27, 1907, Mr. Penning was united in marriage to Gertie Rust and began farming one-half mile south of Holland. After four years they moved to a farm in Palermo township and after 12 years returned to their previous home south of Holland. After seven more years of farming, the couple retired in 1930 to their present home in Wellsburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Penning enjoyed the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary on March 27, 1957.
Mr. Penning made confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, thereby becoming a communicant member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church on Sept. 2, 1917. He has faithfully attended the services of the church as long as health permitted.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John; two sisters, Mrs. George Getting and Mrs. Dick Pabst.
He is survived by Mrs. Penning; their only daughter, Dena (Mrs. Milf Meyer) of Holland; one granddaughter, Mrs. Harold Everts of Grundy Center; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Eggie Miller of Freeport, Illinois and Mrs. Dena Sweet of Hudson.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 May 1962, pg 16
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