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Edward Penner

Edward E. Penner, 88, of Hillsboro, died Feb. 10 at Parkside Homes, Hillsboro.

Born April 6, 1921, in Henderson, Neb., to Jacob and Helena (Epp) Penner, he was a farmer and factory worker.

On Feb. 20, 1954, he married Lula Schmidt in Bessie, Okla.

He was a member of Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

Survivors include his wife of Hillsboro; five sons, Robert and Berkeley of Oklahoma City, Darryl of Weatherford, Okla., Barron of Ankeny, Iowa, and Arlen of Hillsboro; two brothers, John of Freeman, S.D., and Allen of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four sisters, Bertha Dalke of Denver, Esther Penner of Redland, Calif., Erna Liermann of Amelia, Neb., and Marie Spruell of New Port Richey, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday afternoon at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, with the Rev. Dave Plett officiating.

Burial was at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established with the church.

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