Jason Carl ‘JP’ Penka
Jason Carl “JP” Penka, 44, died Sept. 21, 2019, in Lane County.
He was born on July 18, 1975, in Scott City, the son of Larry J. and Brenda Lee (Powers) Penka.
Jason was a lifetime Lane County resident. He graduated from Healy High School in 1993 and joined the family farm.
He was a lifelong farmer and also did some parttime jobs such as helping Rick Roemer dig graves.
He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Dighton, and the Lane County Bowling Assn.
He enjoyed cooking, fixing things, mechanics and especially being involved with youth.
He was preceded in death by his mother; stepmother, Jody Penka; and sister, Monett LaPointe.
He is survived by his father of Healy; brother, Michael Penka and wife, Jamie, Healy; a niece, MacKenzie Penka, and seven nephews, Nathan Penka, Trenton Cantrell, Brian Penka, Skyler Cantrell, Mitchell Penka, Quinton LaPointe and Kaleb LaPointe.
Funeral service was held Sept. 26 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Dighton, with Fr. Bernard Felix officiating.
Burial was at the Dighton Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Jason Penka Memorial Fund in care of Boomhower Funeral Home, Box 891, Dighton, Ks. 67839.
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.