George A. Penry

George A. Penry

October 12, 1941 – January 14, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Earl and Winona Penry.  Survived by loving wife, JoAnn (Dohse) Penry, whom he married on August 28, 1965 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fremont; children, Kim Harrison (Kelly), Jill Beam, and Mark Penry; grandchildren, Trevor and Ben Harrison, Nathan and Audrey Beam, Elizabeth “Liz,” McAndrew “Mac” and Magdalene “Molly” Penry; siblings: Frank (Claudeen), Mary Longbrake, and Cathe Voecks; numerous nieces and nephews.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 19th at 11am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific Street with VISITATION starting at 9:30am at the church.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation.


In his long career as an attorney, George A. Penry’s practice of law spanned 53 years and saw him admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, United States District Court, and all Nebraska Courts. He received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University in 1966, graduating cum laude as the highest ranking member of his class.  From 1968 to 1970 he served as Counsel for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee of Judicial Improvements under the late Roman L. Hruska, U.S. Senator-Nebraska.  In 1970 he entered private practice in Omaha, where he continued until his death.

George enjoyed playing golf, skiing, coaching soccer, and collecting Legos, trains and antique golf clubs.



  • Troy Hodge Posted January 17, 2019 10:07 am

    I’m very sorry to hear of George’s passing. From all accounts, he was a brilliant man. I’ve heard many kind words about his time coaching soccer at St. Roberts. I’m very sorry for your loss JoAnn

  • John Fatte Posted January 17, 2019 11:42 am

    JoAnn, Jill, Kim, Mark – Jackie and I are truly sadden by George’s passing. George was always a really fun and interesting person to be around. We had some wonderful times playing soccer and post-game activities. Due to some minor surgery I’m having done on Friday, I won’t be able to attend the funeral, but I will be there in spirit praying for George and your entire family.

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