Marvin Warkentin Penner was born on February 24, 1930, to Jacob M. and Anna Warkentin Penner of Greenland, Mb. He peacefully passed away at the Maplewood Manor, Steinbach, Mb., on December 17, 2020, reaching the age of 90 years. He will be laid to rest in the Whitemouth Church Cemetery.
He was raised on the family farm in Greenland, Mb. He spent his school days at Greenland School. Farming ran in his blood and he became a chicken and grain farmer in Greenland, Mb.
He answered the call of God when he was 12 years old. He was baptized into the Church of God in Christ Mennonite, in Greenland Mb. on December 20, 1942. He remained fixed on his heavenly home throughout his life.
He joined hands in marriage with Luana Goossen on October 18, 1952. They were married for 68 beautiful years. Their first home was in Greenland, Mb. They raised five children and fostered one. In October 1979, they relocated to Elma Mb where he continued farming.
He was a faithful Christian and an example to his children and grandchildren. He loved to hear his grandchildren sing for him at Christmas. He was interested in everyone and liked to chat with his egg customers and tell stories to his grandchildren. He showed his love for others by his patience and generosity. He had a special bond with his brother Martin and spent many hours talking with him on the telephone.
Those left to cherish precious memories are his loving wife Luana, Steinbach MB; his children Brad, La Broquerie MB; Earl, Hadashville MB; Kim, Elma MB; Lorilyn and Tom Wiebe, Fullarton ON; Robert and Lucinda Penner, Pipestone MN; daughter in law Shirley Penner, Whitemouth MB; foster son Ernie Bullock, Medicine Hat AB; seventeen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; his siblings Ed, Martin and Grace Penner, Marlena Goossen all of Steinbach MB; in-laws; Victor, Percy Goossen, Ella and Gladwin Penner all of Steinbach MB; Anne and Jake Dueck of Ste Anne MB; and many relatives and friends.
On April 9, 2020, his precious daughter in law, Helena Toews Penner, left this earth to meet her maker.
He was predeceased by his parents, thirteen siblings, his parents in law, six brothers in law, and eight sisters in law.
A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Maplewood Manor. For those who would like to listen to the service, use the audio stream link: listentochurch.com/listen/whitemouth or Phone 1-(515)724-0004