Edmund Roland Penner was born to Jacob and Anna Warkentin Penner on March 18, 1925, in Greenland, MB.
He peacefully passed away at the Maplewood Manor, Steinbach, MB on Tues. Feb 15/2022 reaching the age of 96 yrs.
Dad was raised on the family farm with his 15 siblings and went to the Greenland School.
He answered the call of God at a young age and his Christian faith was dear to him. He had a keen concern for the souls of men.
Dad married our mother Amenda Penner, from Rosenort, MB. On Sept. 18, 1949. They were married for 57 yrs. Their home was blessed with 4 sons and 4 daughters. They lived on a chicken and grain farm in Ste Anne MB. Dad had a generous heart and he loved to help the unfortunate. Francis Szentkuti from Hungary lived at our place for a couple of years.
Dad and mom relocated to a grain farm at Grandview, MB in May of 1970. They moved into a small house, with a small bedroom house attached. They also built a hog barn and a shop. In 1974 they built a new house. The old 420 crawler was one of dad’s favourite. Children and grandchildren have countless memories of helping grandpa pick rocks. Dad’s hands were always busy. He had a passion for inventing and building farm equipment with steel. Dad’s adventurous spirit took him to the Holy Lands on a tour with his brother John.
In 1992 our parents built and moved into their retirement house in the town of Grandview. Dad lovingly cared for our mother before she passed away in November of 2006. Dad and his oldest daughter Josie moved into the Mountainview Apartments in 2011. Just before Dad’s 95th birthday he made the move to the Maplewood Manor in Steinbach, MB.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children Josephine, Grandview, MB. Milfred and Ethel Penner, Grandview, MB. Lorraine Friesen, Bow Island, AB, Bentley and Chrystal Penner, Bow Island, AB, Jeffrey and Lucille Penner, Tatamagouche, NS, Bruce and Ardith Penner, Grandview, MB, Rosalie and Galen Penner, Grandview, MB, Sharon and Frank Haynes, Perrinton, Michigan. Leroy Friesen, Grandview, MB. 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren. His siblings, Marlena Goossen and Martin Penner of Steinbach, MB.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, parents, fourteen siblings, parents in law, six brothers in law.
We as a family would like to express our sincere thanks to the Maplewood Manor staff for the excellent care shown to our dad.
A come and go visitation will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Grandview Church of God in Christ Mennonite. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Sunday February 20, 2022 at the Grandview Church of God in Christ Mennonite, followed by the interment, reception and a sharing of memories. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to listen to the service at 1(204)546-2423 or https://listentochurch.com/listen/grandview