Penny J. Sabin, 72, of West Bend, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Ivy Manor in West Bend.
She was born on September 2, 1943, in Clinton, Iowa. She is the daughter of the late Peter J. Kjergaard, Jr. and the late Norma (Snyder) Kjergaard. Penny attended high school in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated in 1961. In the summer of 1959, Penny met the love of her life, Don Sabin, while he was lifeguarding at the Lincoln Air Force Base pool. Three years later, on June 18, 1962, they were united in marriage in Clay Center, Kansas.
Over the years Don’s career led the family to live in various places including Houston, Texas, and Milwaukee, before moving to West Bend after enjoying years of camping in the Kettle Moraine. Penny worked at B.C. Ziegler and the West Bend Company, and later ran a desktop publishing business from home.
Penny had a lifelong love of sewing, gardening, and baking, which she learned from her grandparents, Amos and Jane Gordon, and shared with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling, camping, reading, and researching family genealogy. She was a devoted wife and mother who treasured spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.Obit: Penny J. Sabin, 72, West Bend
Penny is survived by her three children, Janice Sabin de Medina (Juan Medina) of Darien, WI, Scott Sabin (Peggy) of Slinger, WI, and Lisa Sabin-Wilson (Chris Wilson) of Green Bay, WI. She is further survived by seven grandchildren, Nico, Eric, Dan, Kiley, Derek, Ben, and Melissa, and two great-grandchildren, Juniper and Sophia. In addition, Carroll and Dee Peppersack of Frankfort, Kansas became close friends of Penny and Don as both couples researched family history and visited Sabin homesteads.
Penny was preceded in death by her husband, Don, and her parents.
A memorial service in remembrance of Penny will be held on Friday, July 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 350 Main St., Lomira 53048 with Rev. Richard Stoffel officiating. Visitation will be on Friday at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service at 5:30 p.m.
Memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Ivy Manor in West Bend for the compassionate care that was given to Penny and to the caregivers of Serenity Hospice for their loving care.