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LeRoy F. Penas, 81, of rural Glencoe

LeRoy Francis Penas, 81, of rural Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Hutchinson Health Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Jan. 15, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake with the Rev. Paul Schumacher as the celebrant. The Holy Family Choir, accompanied by Alice Nowak, provided music.
Honorary casket bearers were Mr. Penas’ five grandchildren, Sydney, Alex and Anna Phillips and Erin and Mitchell Jaskowiak. Casket bearers were Mark Krcil, Mike Krcil, Randy Vasek, Bob Penas, Brad Shamla and Mark Hemerick.
Interment with military rites was in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Mr. Penas was born Aug. 25, 1936, in Glencoe, the son of Frank and Emma (Zaruba) Penas. He graduated from Silver Lake High School. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. On Oct. 10, 1964, he and Judith A. Cantin were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with three daughters.
Mr. Penas was engaged in dairy farming on the family farm in Rich Valley Township, McLeod County, until his retirement 10 years ago. He continued to have an avid interest in farming even after retirement. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake and sang in the Holy Family Choir. He also belonged to the Degree of Honor, Knights of Columbus Council 1841, and American Legion Post 141.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; daughters, Lee (Steve) Penas-Olson of Burnsville, Jodi (Ron) Phillips of Centerville and Barb “BJ” (Tracy) Jaskowiak of Glencoe; grandchildren, Sydney, Alex and Anna Phillips and Erin and Mitchel Jaskowiak; siblings, Elaine (Jerome) Hemerick and Val (Bob) Shamla, all of Silver Lake, and Ron Penas of Glencoe; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Ben Jaskowiak; parents-in-law, Melvin and Irene Cantin, and sister-in-law, Jean Penas.
Memorials are preferred to the restoration fund of Holy Family Catholic Church.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family. Online condolences may be made at www.mareshfuneralhome.com.