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Larry L. Penrod, 78, Millersburg, died after a long illness at 12:24 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Orchard Pointe, Kendallville, where had been a resident for one year.
He was born July 1, 1939, in Mishawaka, to Noel and Ireta ( Brenneman) Penrod.
Larry grew up in Madison Township and lived his lifetime in this area. He was a 1957 graduate of Madison Township High School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture from Purdue University.
On Aug. 13, 1960, he married Monta Lou Johnson at Coalbush United Methodist Church in Mishawaka.
Mr. Penrod taught at Millersburg High School for five years. He then went to work at Federal Land Bank for many years and then Salem, Trustcorp and LakeCity Bank where he worked until his retirement.
After retirement, he worked in his lawn care business. He also was a lifetime farmer and had been a 4-H Lamb Club leader.
Larry enjoyed traveling, all kinds of travel, from camping to cruises, with his family. He threw the best barn parties for his family and friends on all occasions and always enjoyed being the greeter.
Larry was a member and had been very active at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Goshen. He attended People's Bible Church in Benton.
Mr. Penrod is survived by his wife, Monta Penrod; daughters, Karen (Michael) Gardner, Germantown, Tennessee, and Pamela Penrod, Millersburg; grandchildren, Brooke (Simon) Baumgartner, William Penrod, Nicholas Penrod; great-granddaughter, Veronica Maxine Baumgartner; and sister, Nancy (James) Mason, Wakarusa.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and one hour prior to the funeral service which will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home. Pastor John Randolph of Peoples Bible Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Foundation for Frontotemporal Dementia Research.
Published on February 9, 2018
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