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Published February 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Vivian R. Penner

Vivian R. Penner, 80, Fargo passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo.

Vivian was born March 5, 1932 in Crete, ND to Arthur and Matilda (Luttman) Bruns. She graduated from Stirum High School in 1949. She worked in Gwinner for a few months upon graduating, before attending North Dakota Normal and Industrial School at Ellendale. She taught in two different rural country schools near Stirum. Vivian married Lorrin Meyer on October 3, 1954 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Stirum. Lorrin passed away on November 6, 1970. Vivian married Abe Penner on October 28, 1971 in Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Vivian R. Penner

Vivian R. Penner, 80, Fargo passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo.

Vivian was born March 5, 1932 in Crete, ND to Arthur and Matilda (Luttman) Bruns. She graduated from Stirum High School in 1949. She worked in Gwinner for a few months upon graduating, before attending North Dakota Normal and Industrial School at Ellendale. She taught in two different rural country schools near Stirum. Vivian married Lorrin Meyer on October 3, 1954 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Stirum. Lorrin passed away on November 6, 1970. Vivian married Abe Penner on October 28, 1971 in Grace Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Vivian taught Sunday School for many years at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo. She loved country music, especially Allan Jackson, and dancing. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Abe; children, Monty (Judy) Meyer, Fargo, Janie (Don) Meyer Grindahl, West Fargo, Rick (Martha) Meyer, Fargo, Kevin (Mary) Meyer, Fargo, Lisa (Steve) Kimbrell, Caledonia, and Chris (Bobbi) Penner, Fargo, sister, Audrey Bruns, Gwinner, grandchildren, Ryan, Kayla (Jason), Carmen, Nash, Zaide, Alex, Brian, Steve and Jason and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Makenzie, Jaxon, Bryce, Kasyn, and Brayden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Margie Meyer and Donald Bruns.

There will be a prayer service on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

There will be funeral service on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. To view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook, please visit www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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