Larry L. Penrod
1939 - 2018
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Larry L. Penrod

July 1, 1939 - Feb. 8, 2018

MILLERSBURG - Larry L. Penrod, age 78, of Millersburg, died, after a long illness, at 12:24 pm, Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Orchard Pointe, Kendallville, where he 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 bachelors and masters degrees in Agriculture from Purdue University. On August 13, 1960, he married Monta Lou Johnson at Coalbush United Methodist Church in Mishawaka.

Mr. Penrod taught at Millersburg High School for 5 years. He then went to work at Federal Land Bank for many years, and then Salem, Turstcorp, 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 in 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 of Germantown, TN and Pamela Penrod of Millersburg; grandchildren, Brooke (Simon) Baumgartner, William Penrod, and Nicholas Penrod; great-granddaughter, Veronica Maxine Baumgartner; and sister, Nancy (James) Mason of Wakarusa.

Family and friends may call from 2-8, Monday, February 12, 2018 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and for 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service, which will be at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 13 at the funeral home. Pastor John Randolph, Peoples Bible Church will officiate, and burial will be in Bremen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimers Foundation for Frontotemporal Dementia Research.


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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 10, 2018.
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February 12, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jim & Mary Unzicker
February 12, 2018
I always enjoyed working with Larry. He was a great coworker. Praying for your family. So Sorry for your loss.
Pam Bontrager
February 12, 2018
Prayers to your family and we pray for you all and send hugs and healing. Love, Cathy, Stephanie and family, Zach & Cierra
Cathy Kee
February 11, 2018
I grew up going to your home on 40 then the farm on 38 Hated laying all those water irrigation pipes seemed like miles of them. Boy what I would do to have that chance one more time with you. Love you Tam
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February 10, 2018
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February 10, 2018
With caring thoughts and sympathy to you and your family.
Irenr Geyer
February 10, 2018
With caring thoughts and sympathy to you and your family.
Irene Geyer
February 10, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Larry was a dear friend. We often remember the wonderful memories of "meeting up" on the Germany trip!!!
Dennis & Karen Horein
Dennis & Karen Horein
February 9, 2018
Bobby and I both have fond memories of working with Larry. We can see him leaning back in his chair while rubbing his head and stomach. He loved traveling and sharing his experiences with us. We are out of state but send our sincere condolences.
Bobby and Jeri Gluck
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