Paul Arnold Pfenning, 83, of Ligonier, IN passed away at home with his family, on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:50 a.m. He was born on Nov. 4, 1936, the son of Clarence and Lucy (Smith) Pfenning. On March 29, 1959, he married Annette Lassus.
He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Annette Pfenning of Ligonier; three children, Teresa (Bill) Hull, Gregory L. (Deleticia D.) Pfenning, and Mark (Lisa) Pfenning all of Ligonier; eleven grandchildren, Chris (Emily) Tiedeman, Stephanie Tiedeman, Joshua (Cassi) Tiedeman, Patti Michael, Josiah (Abbey) Pfenning, Jonathan (Shonda) Pfenning, Hannah Pfenning, Zoe Pfenning, Zachariah Pfenning, Zebidiah Pfenning, and Zephira Pfenning; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight siblings; a grandson, Andrew Pfenning, and a great-grandson, Carter Tiedeman.
Paul served his country honorably in the United States Navy from 1955-58 and was a hard working man, and a devoted civil servant. He owned and operated The Toggery Cleaners in Ligonier with his wife, Annette for nearly 40 years, was a police officer for ten years, and retired from the Ligonier Fire Department as Fire Chief. He attended Brighton Chapel for over 30 years, enjoyed fishing, and more than anything, he enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held in Paul’s honor on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. at Strong Tower Worship Center, 502 West Diamond Lake Road, Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Tony Price and Rev. Christopher Tiedeman will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date.
Family and friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ligonier Fire Department, 103 West Third Street; Ligonier, IN 46767 or Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, 1315 Directors Row #210, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.