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Donald Penner – Metz Mortuary

    Donald Penner
    Donald J. Penner, age 87 of York, NE, died on Monday July 20, 2020 at Stromsburg, NE. Don was born December 23, 1932 to Peter F. and Kathryn (Schmidt) Penner at Omaha, NE and grew up 2 ½ miles west of Lushton, NE. He was a 1951 graduate of Henderson High School. He served his country as a member of the United States Army from March 24, 1953 to February 15, 1955. On June 24, 1956, he was married to Carol Sue Cramer at the Nazarene Church in York, NE.

    ​He retired from the teaching profession in 1995. He taught in this occupation for 36 years. He was a member of the Faith Evangelical Bible Church in Henderson, NE. He was active in Lions Club, the American Legion Bolton Post #19, V.F.W., and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Don also enjoyed collecting coins, golfing and gardening.

    Those left to cherish his memories are his wife Carol of York, son Randall Scott and his wife Karol of Omaha, NE, daughter Tammy Sue Sayers and her husband Scott of Fremont, NE, grandchildren: Cody (Allison) Sayers of Bellevue, NE, Derek (Hannah) Sayers of Sioux Falls, SD, Hilary Sayers of Fremont, Eric Penner, and Jonathan (Adelia) Penner both of Omaha. Step-Grandchildren include: Kamille Colbert of Columbus, OH, Madeleine Colbert, and Josef Colbert, both of Omaha, NE. 2 great-grandchildren, Leo Sayers of Fremont, and Eli Sayers of Bellevue. 3 step-great grandchildren Logan, Landon, and Jackson Slavens.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

    Private family graveside services. No viewing or visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg.  

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