DE 8'4'16 OBIT Sabin      Penny J. Sabin, 72, of West Bend, passed away July 23, 2016, at Ivy Manor in West Bend.

She was born Sept. 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, Neb., 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, June 18, 1962, they were married in Clay Center, Kan.

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 Co. 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.

Penny is survived by her three children, Janice Sabin de Medina (Juan Medina), of Darien, Scott Sabin (Peggy), of Slinger, and Lisa Sabin-Wilson (Chris Wilson), of Green Bay. 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, Kan., 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 at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Home, 350 Main St., Lomira, with the Rev. Richard Stoffel officiating. Visitation will be 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.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes is assisting the family.



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