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Duane Malcolm Penning

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Duane Malcolm Penning

Duane Malcolm Penning, 86, died July 26, 2016 in his sleep after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his father, George Penning; his mother, Cecilia Penning; and his sister Joyce Gault. He is survived by his longtime partner Phyllis Bartel; his sister, Loris Bricker; his daughter, Bodette Labelle; and his son, Matthew Penning (wife Christie). He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Amy Rants, Deborah Rants, Emma Penning and Grady Penning.

Duane was born in Spokane, Wash. on April 5, 1930. As a teenager in 1947, he and his parents moved to Orcas Island, where he finished high school. In 1951 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Shortly after returning he attended the University of Washington where he studied architecture and construction management. Three years after graduating he started Ferrell-Penning Construction with his partner Dick Ferrell, where he worked for 35 years before retiring. Duane was a long-time member of the Kiwanis (52 years), YMCA (46) , Elks, and the American Legion.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, August 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 2nd floor Ball Room located at 220 Railroad Avenue. Donations in his memory can be made to the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds, Box 221, Edmonds, WA 98020.
Published in The Seattle Times on July 31, 2016
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