Joseph E. Panek, 89, of Leavenworth, died, Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, at the Medicalodge of Leavenworth with family by his side.
Joseph E. Panek, 89, of Leavenworth, died, Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, at the Medicalodge of Leavenworth with family by his side. Joseph was born April 7,
1923, in Leavenworth, the son of John and Olymphia (Bodenschotz) Panek.
He married Nellie B. Kelly and they had two children.
He joined the navy as a young man. After returning home he was a carpenter and also worked at the Leavenworth Foundry where he eventually retired. He loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife, Nellie; two sisters and one brother.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Bill) Mowery of Leavenworth; a son, James E. (Joanie) Panek of Manhattan, Kan.; one granddaughter, Bambi (Ray) Darrow; three grandsons, Chad Mowery and Laura Howell, Jason Panek, Joshua (Teresa) Panek; six great-grandchildren, Chelsey Darrow, Kylee Darrow, Kaeden Howell, Kylie Panek, Jacob Panek and Joseph Panek; two sisters, Martha Mum and Catherine Lake, both of Leavenworth; and several nieces and nephews.
No services are planned. Cremation provided by, R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.