Vernon J Penka

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Vernon J Penka, 80, KCK passed March 24, 2018. Funeral Mass, April 2, 10 am with rosary 8:30 am and visitation 9 am, St Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N 94th St., KCK 66112. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Patrick Church or The Knights of Columbus.

Vernon was born in Great Bend, KS to Hilda and Pete Penka.  He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, gardening and was an active Knights of Columbus member.  Vernon married Nadine in 1963, after spending 8 years in the US Air Force, and settled in Kansas City, KS to raise their four children.  Vernon is survived by his wife Nadine, and their four children and spouses:  Karla Wilson, Vickie (Steve) Davidson, Mike (Heather) Penka, and Dan Penka. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 other siblings, Mary Ann Fox Tammen, Betty White, Larry and Gerald Penka.