Dennis Penrod

Born: Fri., Dec. 16, 1960
Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Location: Payson/Fall Creek Fire Department

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   Dennis Penrod, 56, of Payson, went to his heavenly home at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday (February 7, 2017).

   Born December 16, 1960, in Louisville, Kentucky, Dennis was the son of Delbert and Barbara Brown Penrod. He married Kim Huffaker on October 6, 1984, in Galesburg, Illinois, and she survives.

   Dennis was a 1979 graduate of Rochester High School.  He was a member of the Payson Southern Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon.  He was an active member of the Illinois Baptist State Association and Moderator for the Bay Creek Baptist Association.  Dennis served 25 years on the Payson/Fall Creek Fire Department as a Captain and Secretary-Treasurer and had also served on the Payson Town Board for 10 years.

   Dennis was an avid supporter and fan of the Payson Seymour High School Indians and enjoyed watching the University of Illinois basketball games and the Minnesota Vikings football games.  He enjoyed going to the shooting range, tinkering and repairing various things, listening to music and playing his guitar. He most of all enjoyed being with family, especially with his grandchildren.

   Dennis was employed at the RL Hoener Equipment Company since 2002 as a Service Technician and Installer.  

   Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kevin Penrod (Keri) of Payson and Kyle Penrod of Payson; two grandchildren, Chase Thomas Penrod and James Wesley Penrod, both of Payson; his parents, Delbert and Barbara Penrod of Rochester, IL; a brother, Douglas Penrod (Debbie) of Athens, IL; a sister, Leanna Barber (Mark) of Riverton, IL; and several very special loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Penrod was preceded in death his paternal grandparents, James Wesley and Helen Penrod and maternal grandparents, Harry and Beulah Brown.

   Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 in the Payson/Fall Creek Fire House in Payson with Pastor John Gross officiating.  Burial will be in the Payson New Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson and Monday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the Payson/Fall Creek Fire House.

   Memorials may be made to the Payson/Fall Creek Fire Protection District.

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Steve and Mendy Stogsdill
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Kim, Kevin and Kyle,
Our hearts ache for you all. Dennis was truly was a one of a kind. We have many special memories of all of you. We always think of Dennis on our wedding anniversary and Alex's birthday since it was his birthday too. We will be praying for you all in the days and weeks ahead. Love Steve and Mendy Stogsdill

   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
My sincere condolences to Kim and family.

Nate Adams
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Dear Penrod family,
Your friends at IBSA and your larger Baptist family are praying earnestly for you as we all mourn the unexpected loss of our dear brother Dennis. He was a great friend and devoted church leader, whose positive and cooperative spirit were an encouragement to us all. As we miss him, we pray for you, trusting that the Lord will be very near and comforting to you during these days.
Nate Adams
Executive Director
Illinois Baptist State Association

Dale, Bob and Paul Waters
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Kim, Kevin, Kyle,
We love you, and our heart aches for your loss. We know that Dennis is with Jesus and we celebrate that. Dennis was unique and we will sorely miss his point of view. Not only that, but his Christian guidance and direction, and his vast knowledge on everything in our Church building and with our Association and with life in general. Dennis could always make us laugh.

Thomas Coffey
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Thomas and Janine Coffey.

With our deepest sympathy from Thom and Janine Coffey, James, Catey and Gabby Myers.

Wilma Chang
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
Kim, Kevin, and Kyle, my prayers and love for your family always. You all are so dear to my heart. We will miss him, but knowing he is in his eternal home is consolation.

K. Allen Griffy
   Posted Thu February 09, 2017
So sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Larry & Pat Veile
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
Dear Kim and sons,
We were saddened to read of Dennis' passing. We will always think of ourselves as "Paysonites" and remember fondly being neighbors and friends. Prayers for all of you. You are in our thoughts.

Doug Morrow
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
Dear Penrod family,

Dennis will be missed and is continually appreciated. He was always encouraging, always supportive, always serving.

Our Baptist family is poorer for his loss...and heaven is richer.

Doug Morrow
Executive Director, Baptist Foundation of Illinois

David Chesko
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
Kim and family, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband.
Dave Chesko and family

Rachel Doughtie
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by A. Phelps Petroleum.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Dennis was a great help to all of us any time we called, he will be missed by all. With Love Howard, Johnny, Carl, David and the rest of the Phelps Petroleum Family

Kelly Wilcox Whan
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
Sympathy & Prayers.

Judy Wright
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Kim, Kevin and Kyle. My heart aches for you and your family. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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