Joseph L. Peternel
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Joseph L. Peternel , Age: 80
February 18, 1938 -- April 08, 2018

Joseph L. Peternel Jr., 80, of Shawnee passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the University of Kansas Medical Center with his wife, Ginger, and son, Jim, by his side. He was born February 18, 1938 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, to the late Joseph L. and Wanda (Schacht) Peternel. He married Jerry Lee “Ginger” Mills on July 18, 1964 in Winslow, Arizona. Joe is survived by his wife, Ginger; his one son, Jim; and by two sisters, Helen and Irene. Joe attended schools in Washington St., Idaho, and Arizona and then he joined the U. S. Navy in 1956 and served on the Destroyer Wedderburn in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1960. Upon discharge from the service he went to work for his father in the furniture business in Winslow, AZ. until the store’s closing in 1966. He then went to work for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and was later promoted to area manager and moved his family in 1967 to Kingman, AZ. In 1977 he and the family moved to Portland, Oregon when he went to work for Multiplex, a beverage equipment company; and in 1979 he was transferred to Dallas, Texas. After another move to Phoenix for three years, Joe moved the family because of a job transfer for the last time in 1984. They made their home in Shawnee, KS. After several years, Joe got back into his favorite field working in several local furniture stores until he got the opportunity to work at Nebraska Furniture Mart until medical issues forced him to retire in 2009. Joe enjoyed weekend travel trips with his family. He was a very talented upholsterer and loved repairing and refinishing old furniture. Joe also enjoyed boating, cooking, fishing, and wine tasting with his son, Jim. Joe was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary while in Kingman, AZ. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree), and The Elks Club. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to time of service at the church. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Lenexa, Kansas with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Foundation 8900 State Line Road, Suite 320, Leawood, Kansas, 66206 or Turning Point 8900 State Line Road, Suite 240, Leawood, Kansas 66206. Condolences may be left by visiting www.porterfuneralhome.com

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church
Address: 11311 Johnson Drive
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66203
Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church
Address: 11311 Johnson Drive
City: Shawnee
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66203
Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
Google Map: Click Here to see Location on Map.