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PENKA, Elvin
PENKA, Elvin "Al" Al was born on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1933 in Larned, Kan. to John and Hazel (Simmons) Penka. He graduated high school in 1951, attended Emporia State College, enlisted in the Navy in 1955 , serving on the Air Craft Carrier Shangri-la until Dec. 1957. He met Charlene Ehmann in Wellington, Kan. in Dec. 1957, and married on Feb. 7, 1959. They have 3 daughters, Linda (Hugh) Mastroni, Brenda Wayne and Lisa Diaz. He was the loving Grandfather to Ryan, Nicholas (Rabeckah) and Christopher Mastroni, Tyler Wayne, Tawnya and A.J. Diaz, great-grandfather to Jayden and Dante Mastroni. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Ashley Mastroni, his parents, his brother Norman and his sister Valetta. He loved his family, reading and crossword puzzles. Service will be Sept. 24, 2016 at 10:00 am with Rosary at 9:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by burail at Good Shepherd Cemetery.

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