LeRoy Rueben Penoyer, 71, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from heart failure.
He was born April 20, 1939 in Groveland to Harry Albert Penoyer and Elsie Akers
LeRoy lived his entire life in Blackfoot. He attended schools in Springfield and Blackfoot.
He was stationed in Germany in the Army as a truck driver.
He married Barbara Jean Dixon. They had seven children and later divorced.
He worked for the Blackfoot City Street Department and took an early retirement and worked for St. Bernardâ€™s for a short time.He most recently worked at State Hospital South. He also worked in the potato harvest for Steve Goodwin every year since 1976.
LeRoy enjoyed camping and cutting wood in the mountains, hunting, fishing, four- wheeling, welding, , working with his animals and most of all, liked to prepare a nice meal for his family and have everyone over for dinner and visit.
He is survived by four sons, Bill, Chip (Lana), Eric (Karri), and Fred (Theresa) Penoyer, all of Blackfoot; two daughters, Anna Prouse and Gloria (Brian) England, all of Blackfoot; brother, James (Mary) Penoyer of Blackfoot; 15 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Danny Joe; two brothers, Harry Meyer and Robert Penoyer; two sisters, Dorothy Hill and Rosalee Penoyer; and two grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot.
The family will meet with friends on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1-1:45 on Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
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