LeRoy Arnold Penke

LeRoy Arnold Penke, age 80, of Renville, died Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Rice Care Center in Willmar.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Renville.  The Rev. Darren Green will officiate.   Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville.  Visitation for LeRoy will be on Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church in Renville.  Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.

LeRoy Penke was born on November 17, 1942, in Renville, Minnesota to Otto and Gladys (Hinderks) Penke.  He grew up in Renville, attended school here, and was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He worked at the Olivia Rafter Plant for 8 years, and then for 13 years at D & R Trenching of Renville. He then cleaned the Renville Liquor Store and mowed lawns and parks for the City of Renville until his retirement in 2005.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He loved riding his bike, feeding the birds and taking care of his cats, and going fishing with his brother Larry.

LeRoy is survived by his siblings: Arlene of Renville, Larry of Renville, and Gloria (and Al) Refsland of Raymond; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Maynard and his sister Mildred Holien.