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“I just heard through the grapevine about Don's passing. As the "next door neighbor" to one of his properties in Sherman Hill...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Lyn Loheed - Des Moines, IA

“When we think of Don, we think of a person who lived life on his terms. His terms included God, family, country/community, and friends. He chose to...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry and Judy Ross - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry to hear about Don's homegoing to be with his Lord. He was such a great husband, father and friend to us. God be very dear to you Barb as...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“In remembrance of a fine Christian man. - Your friend, Janet Markley ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: janet e. markley - urbandale, IA

“I was not fortunate to have known Donald Penquite. However, there is something I can and must say about him. As a man is known by the character and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: James Sandin - DES MOINES, IA

“Barb and family, So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have enjoyed Don as a friend and fellow landlord for many years. He was a faithful...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Sollenbarger - Des Moines, IA

Russ & Judy Borchardt “Sorry to learn of Don's death. Have been out of touch with him and Barb for a number of years. We remember the good times we had at Westover...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Russ & Judy Borchardt - IA

“Rhonda, Kent and Family,Sorry to read of your Father's passing. May you find comfort in your times of need. God bless. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Mike Rote - Ankeny, IA

“Rhonda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Janice Yori Edmondson ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


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Donald E. Penquite, 87, of Ankeny IA went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Don was born on September 5, 1929, in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Luther High School, Luther, IA in 1948 and served three years in the U.S. Army in Korea. He returned to Iowa and became a well-known remodeling contractor and landlord in the Des Moines area for more than 60 years.
Don took pleasure in riding horses, raising cattle and being the Ankeny 4H Club leader for 20 years. He enjoyed participating with and watching his children and grandchildren play sports and helped start the Ankeny Booster Club. He also was a member of the Ankeny Lions Club, Historical Society and was instrumental in starting the Drake Neighborhood Association.
Don was a devoted husband and loving father who is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara, his four children: Rhonda Penquite, Cumming, IA, Kent (Pam) Penquite of Ankeny, IA, Shannon (Danny) Lingerfelt of Alpharetta, GA and Blake (Kris) Penquite of Altoona, IA and five grandchildren: Zachary, Brandon, Annie, Abby and Ami Penquite. He is also survived by his sister Janice Hutchinson of Burbank, sister-in-law Gillian Penquite of Grants Pass, OR and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 5-7pm at the Ankeny Evangelical Free Church 118 N.W. Linden St. Ankeny, IA, and A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, also at the church.