Winnebago Paul G. Penney, age 88, of Winnebago, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Memorial Mass was on June 27, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Winnebago. The Rev. Peter Klein officiated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth at a later date. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago is assisted the family with the arrangements.
Paul was born March 9, 1926, in Winnebago, the son of George and Helen (Froelich) Penney. He was raised in Winnebago where he graduated from Winnebago High School in 1944. He soon entered the U.S. Army during WWII and served overseas. At the end of the war he returned to Winnebago where he began working at Roerig Hardware. He was soon married to Maxine L. Nelson on Aug. 19, 1947, in Winnebago. Paul began farming northwest of Winnebago just over the Martin Co. Line. He farmed for many years and later worked for Loveall Construction as well. Paul was a member of the Winnebago American Legion and was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed deer and pheasant hunting and collecting antiques and old railroad memorabilia, especially railroad lanterns.
Paul is survived by his wife, Maxine Penney, of Winnebago; his sons, Doug (Jan) Penney, of Prior Lake, Jeff (Mary) Penney, of Eden Prairie, Greg (Connie) Penney, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Steve (Carol) Penney, of Highland Village,?Texas, Pam Holm, of Winnebago; sisters, LaVonne Maertens, of Montgomery, Ala., and Rosemary (Stan) Riggs, of Alamo, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Francis Penney; a grandson, Ryan Penney; and one infant great-granddaughter, Kylie Marie Thoren.
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