Robert Francis Penn, age 88, of Wayne
Posted: 05 December, 2017
Funeral services for Robert Francis Penn, age 88, of Wayne will be held Saturday (12/16) at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wayne with interment at Greenwood Cemetary in Wayne. Visitation with the family is Friday (12/15) 5:00 p.m. 'til 7:00 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. He passed away Tuesday (12/5) at the Wakefield Health Care Center. Memorials may be directed to the Penn Family for later designation.
Robert Francis Penn was born May 5, 1929. His parents were Cliff and Edna (Gifford) Penn. He graduated from Wayne Campus High School in 1947, attended one year of college at Wayne State College and then Sioux Falls College. Robert married Mavis in 1949, in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple moved north of Wayne to the family farm where he lived until May of 2017. Robert worked at Morrell’s in Sioux Falls SD and Wayne Poultry and Egg in Wayne until 1955. He worked 39 years at M.G. Waldbaum driving truck, hauling eggs, and as a purchasing agent for 10 of those years. Following retirement, he was an escort truck driver for 12 years with Heritage Homes of Wayne. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wayne. Robert loved to travel, visit family and friends, and attend Husker football games.
Robert is survived by his sons, Dr. Robert G. (Sarah) Penn; Jim (Suzanne) Penn of Wayne; daughters, Linda (Larry) Carr of Crofton and Debra (Rev. Michael-Jaye) Isome of Marana, AZ; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mavis in 2011; and sister-in-law, Adeline Frick.
Robert’s family appreciates your thoughts, prayers, and kindness and invites you to lunch in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be directed to the Penn family for later designation.
Hasemann Funeral Homes
302 North Lincoln Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787 402.375.3100