May 30, 2024

Eugene A. Penka
Age: 67
Died: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Ellis
Born: September 17, 1949 at Scott City
Parents: Victor E. & Eleanor L. (Birzer) Penka
Marriage: to Dorin S. Ryan on January 19, 1974 at Scott City
She died on May 8, 2011

Memberships: St Theresa Catholic Church of Dighton
Knights Of Columbus
Reserve Officer Association
Past Member of Healy Co-op Board
Past Member of Healy School Board

Eugene graduated from Healy High School in 1967 and attended Fort Hays State University. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1994. After his retirement from the Army he moved back to Lane County to farm and be a truck driver.

Survivors: Daughter Barbara & Charles Weintz Las Vegas, Nevada
3 Sons John & Carrie Penka Wichita
Mark & Jenni Penka Dighton
Steven & Connie Penka Wallace
3 Brothers Larry Penka Healy
Bill & Joann Penka Dighton
Terry Penka Dighton
2 Sisters Vicki & Fred Menzer Breckenridge, Colorado
Eloise & Jim Doran St John
10 Grandchildren

Vigil Service: 7:00 PM Monday April 17, 2017
Place: St Theresa Catholic Church
Funeral Mass: 10:30 AM Tuesday April 18, 2017
Place: St Theresa Catholic Church
Celebrant: Father Bernard Felix
Burial: Dighton Memorial Cemetery
Graveside Rites: Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard
American Legion Post # 190
Calling Hours: 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday 
At Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton
Memorials: Lane County Amusement Association
In care of Boomhower Funeral Home
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com