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In Loving Memory Of

Herman Penner


Herman Penner, resident of Grovedale, passed away of an aortic aneurysm, on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie, At the age of 78 years.

Herman was born June 28, 1939 in Gouldtown, SK. At a young age, he moved with his family to Fort Vermilion until they moved to Didsbury at age 5. He moved to Grande Prairie in 1962 to work as a Catskinner until he discovered the eighteen wheeler.

During this time, while waterskiing on Lake Saskatoon, He met the love of his life Hilda. They were married on June 4, 1966. Two sons followed: Glenn in May 1968 and Mark in December 1969.

For the next 50 years, his love of trucking had him hauling general freight, logs, gravel, asphalt, and oil.

In 1994, Herman and Hilda moved to the Grovedale area on land Herman cleared to raise horses and eventually buffalo.

Herman loved the outdoors and the mountains, riding his horses, skidooing, guiding, fishing, farming, buffalo ranching, and camping with family. He also loooved chocolate.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 51 years Hilda (nee Enns); children: Glenn (Heather) and Mark; grandchildren: Katherine and Liam; sisters: Olinda (Eldon), and Norma, sisters in-law Ruby (Albert), Helen (Keith), Elma (Neil), and Barb (Rocky); brothers in-law: Wally (Linda), John (Ruth), and Steve (Tracey); as well as many special nephews nieces and friends.

Herman was predeceased by his father Dietrich, mother Maria, brothers Albert and Richard, father and mother in-law Cornelius and Elizabeth, and sister in-law Betty.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:00pm, at Church of Christ in Grande Prairie (9602 92 Ave.).

Memorial donations may made to Pine Ridge Adventure Camp c/o Church of Christ (9602 92 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0H4).

In Loving Memory of

Herman Penner


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Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service
Friday, August 4, 2017
1:00 PM
Church of Christ
9602 92 Ave., Grande Prairie, Alberta
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