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Joseph Penner

August 11, 1927 — April 9, 2018

Joseph D. Penner, 90, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at Kidron Bethel in North Newton.

He was born on August 11, 1927, in Newton, Ks., the son of Daniel and Marie Boese Penner. Joseph was raised in the Burrton, Ks area and graduated from Bethel Academy.

He married Florene Viola Riesen on September 15, 1949 at the Grace Hill Mennonite Church in rural Newton. They lived in the Burrton area for over 40 years before settling in North Newton in 2010. Florene died on November 29, 2014.

Joseph worked as a machinist in Hutchinson at the Cessna Fluid Power Division which would later become known as the Eaton Corporation.

He was a longtime member of the First Mennonite Church of Halstead and active with the Etcetera Shop in Newton and the American Diabetes Association.

Survivors include his children Janet Kaufman and husband Roger of Bel Aire, Ks., Teresa Yost of Wichita, Michael Penner and wife Janice of Wichita; brother Donald Penner of North Newton; sister Carol Claassen of Potwtin, Ks.; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Joseph is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 P.M., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the First Mennonite Church of Halstead.

The casket will be open at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home on Sunday between 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M., where the family will receive friends between 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.

A memorial has been established with the First Mennonite Church of Halstead and Kidron Bethel, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.


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