Loella Marilene Penzotti, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 26 , 2015, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on March 30, 1934, in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Sam and Bertha (Govig) Gray. Loella was raised in the Sycamore, Illinois area and graduated from Sycamore High School.
On January 1, 1953, Loella was united in marriage to Robert Penzotti at the Methodist Church in Sycamore, Illinois. Six children were born to this union. Over the years the family resided in California and Illinois. Loella worked as a hospital receptionist. After Robert’s death in 2009, Loella moved to Manchester to be near several of her daughters in 2010. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.
Survivors include her six children, Roger (Peggy) Penzotti of Omaha, Nebraska, Linda Penzotti of Utica, California, Robert (Pia) Penzotti of Columbus, Wisconsin, Carol (Steve) McWilliams of Manchester, Kathryn (Dennis) Wendling of Manchester, and Michael Penzotti of Ceres, California; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Doreen (Roger) Huber of DeKalb, Illinois; and two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Main of Kirkwood, Missouri, and Dorothy Jones of Imperial Beach, California.
Loella was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Robert.
Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, RMC Hospice, or the Good Neighbor Home – Marietta’s Place.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester, Iowa. Officiating: Rev. Mary Green
Visitation: The family will greet friends and relatives one hour before the service.
Inurnment: Oakland Cemetery – Manchester, Iowa
Honorary Bearers: Travis Wendling Brian McWilliams Joshua Wendling Jeremy Wendling