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Louis K. Penningroth

Louis K. Penningroth

Louis K. “Casey Jones” Penningroth, 95, of New Athens, IL; born on December 4, 1917 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL. Mr. Penningroth was a railroad agent.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis C. and Christine Penningroth, brother Carl Penningroth and sister Mary Penningroth.

Mr. Penningroth is survived by his wife Helen, nee Schmidt, Penningroth of New Athens, IL. 3 step-sons; Raymond Gregowicz of New Athens, IL, Thomas Gregowicz of Las Vegas, NV and Joseph Gregowicz of Tucson, AZ.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:00am to 10:30am.

Service: Mass will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00am with Father James M. Nall officiating.

Memorials may be made to the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Lou was a wonderful, kind and caring man. I treaure the relationship we had and the letters he sent to me over the years. He was a gifted relayer of stories about history, and kept us alert while driving miles of night highway on a journey to and from California. His laughter was contagious – and I remember a time when we visited the son of one of his friends. While I don’t recall what started it, he and I

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    Posted by: Elizabeth Gregowicz – Austin, TX – Friend Mar 09, 2013

    • We knew “Casey” from our railroad connections, and we visited him, Nancy, and Dutch in Illinois. They were so friendly, and they showed us around the replica of the Bosky Dell, Illinois depot that Casey had built in his barn.

  2. Administrator says:

    Casey could have a book of memory pages from the people he knew and touched. Such a generous person, sending railroad magazines to friends, and giving to others in many ways. We in New Athens feel blessed to have him and Helen move here and their family. We should all live so full a life. Thanks, Dorothy HackerS

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend Mar 09, 2013

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