Edna Panning, 102

Edna E. Panning, 102, passed away on March 25, 2019.

She was born in Henry County, Ohio on Jan. 24, 1917.

Edna and her husband co-owned the Lincoln Motel in Fort Wayne and the Blue Star Motel and Restaurant in Wabash. She was an avid quilter in her spare time, having made every one of her grandchildren a quilt when they were born.

Edna had a strong religious faith, even attending Bible study until the very end. Her claim to fame is that all of her 70 plus direct descendants are alive and well.

She is survived by children, Roger (Nancy) Panning, Wayne (Jean) Panning, Thomas (Cheryl) Panning, Richard (Earlene) Panning, Shirley (Clifford) Shultz; 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Louis Maassel, Elda Dehnbostel, Helen Imbrock.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben Panning and brother, Raymond Maassel.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Lutheran Life Villages 6701 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Visitation will be one hour prior. Burial will take place in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or Concordia High School Scholarship Fund.


Posted on 2019 Mar 29