Penas, Edwin J.


Edwin J. Penas, 82, of Lincoln passed away peacefully at home on December 18, 2017.

Ed married his soul mate Lois Halla on June 22, 1957 and has now happily rejoined her in their eternal home.  He retired from the University of Nebraska as a Soil Specialist and was a proud member of Saint John’s Catholic Church.  Ed’s hobbies included woodworking, Husker sports, visiting Nebraska wineries and drinking Nebraska wine.

Survivors include Daughters Ann (Randy) Dunham of Bennet, NE, Carol Penas of Lincoln, NE, Elaine Penas of Kansas City, MO, Joy (Richard) Ferrington of Blair, NE, Patricia (Jeff) Kissinger of Lincoln, NE, Sons Allen (Susan) Penas of Lincoln, NE, Ronald (Gloria) Penas of Fort Calhoun, NE, 6 grandchildren Elizabeth Penas, Joshua (Samantha) Penas, Alexandria Ferrington, Lauren Ferrington, Jake Penas, Molly Penas, 1 great granddaughter Claire Penas, Sister Dorothy Ross of Longmont, CO, Brother Richard (Linda) Penas of Columbus, NE.  Preceded in death by parents, Wife Lois, Brother Paul Penas and Brother-In-Law Fred Ross.

Rosary will be Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00pm at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:30am at Saint John’s Catholic Church, 76th & Vine Street, Father Lyle Johnson officiating.  Burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Friday 6-7pm at the funeral home and Saturday 9:30-10:30am at the Church.  Memorials to family for further designation.




Guestbook for Penas, Edwin J.

2:48PM Jan 10th, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
K2 Construction Family (Lincoln, NE)
5:57PM Jan 7th, 2018
There are a few of us left at the University who had the honor and privilege of working with Ed. The thing many of us learned in working with Ed was "either do it the correct way or don't do it". Ed had the respect of the farming community and showed many of us on how to conduct on-farm research correctly. We had many good laughs and the memories are precious. May God provide your family with strength and peace.
Keith Glewen (Wahoo, NE)
10:06AM Jan 4th, 2018
Family, I am about to retire, tomorrow is my last day. Ed was a colleague of mine from when I started in 1984 until he retired. Ed did great work on Iron Chlorosis of soybeans by evaluating varieties, chemical applications and management strategies. We are currently revising the micronutrient NebGuide which still has some of his recommendations. Of course, Ed made many more contributions, but I always remembered him as someone who had the farmer's best interest at heart, and knew what was needed to make our information practical. I am sorry for your loss, and hope your memories give you peace.
Charles Shapiro (Wayne, NE)
9:53AM Jan 4th, 2018
Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Nebraska Extension Platte County (Columbus , NE)
7:29AM Jan 4th, 2018
Carol, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. If he was anything like you he was a truly remarkable person. I am adding him to my prayer list. May God shower you and your family with special graces at this time . . . .
Bro. Joseph Rich ONeill (Conception, MO)

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