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Born: Feb 24, 1930

Date of Passing: Dec 17, 2020

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February 24, 1930 - December 17, 2020

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 was 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; and 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, and 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 family service was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the Maplewood Manor.

Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at

Arrangements entrusted to:
Crossings Funeral Care
Steinbach, Manitoba
(204) 326-7203

As published in The Carillon on Dec 24, 2020

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