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 Wendell E Penning

Wendell E Penning

Death 14 Jan 1968 (aged 31)
Burial Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block 13 Military Plot
Memorial ID 100491850 · View Source
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From the February 1, 1968 Le Mars Daily Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa
Front page.

Wendell Penning
dies in California
traffic accident

Wendell E. Penning, 31, Pearlington,
Miss., formerly of El Segundo, Calif.,
and born and raised in Le Mars, was killed
Sunday, Jan. 14, in a traffic
accident at El Segundo.

He was employed by North
American Aviation, having started
at El Segundo at the age of 19.

He worked hia way up through
the tooling and engineering departments
until three years ago
when he was assigned to the
space and informaitaon department.

FOR THE LAST 2 1/2 years,
Wendell had worked at the missle
site at Bay St. Louis, Miss.
He had been in El Segundo on
a weekend business trip when
the fatal crash occurred.

He is survived by his wife;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
Penning, Fontana, Calif., formerly
of Le Mars; a sister,
Shlirley Anne, Fontana, Calif.;
a brother Lowell of Anaheim,
Calif.; one niece, Shelly Sue of
Fontana, and a grandmother,
Mrs. John Hanker, Sioux City.

Wendell was graduated from
Le Mars high school in 1965
and enlisted in the Air Force.

HE WAS BORN Dec. 26, 1936,
in Le Mars. His marriage to
Marlene Wilson, El Segundo,
took place in November 1959.

Word, of the tragedy was received
by the Daily Sentinel in
a letter from his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Penning, Fontana,






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  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100491850
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wendell E Penning (26 Dec 1936–14 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100491850, citing Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Tim Cook (contributor 46481904) .