Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Horst Werner Joachim Panknin

Horst Werner Joachim Panknin, age 81, of Shelby, died Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at his home.

Horst was born July 14, 1928 in Flatow, Germany, the son of the late Richard and Selma (Janke) Panknin. Horst and his wife, Herta (Renz) Panknin, who survives him, were married on March 22, 1952. Together in 1953, Horst and Herta came to the United States to raise their family. In his younger years, Horst was an auto mechanic, a road construction worker and a nurseryman. He spent his career as a steelworker for the Ohio Steel Tube Company where he retired in 1992 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby and enjoyed yard work, tinkering in the workshop, and reading. Horst loved to travel whether it be a short day trip or his trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas, Australia.

In addition to his wife, Horst is survived by: 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Barb and Ted Cline, of Carthage, NC, and Dorothy and Bob Olewiler, of Shiloh; 5 grandchildren, Carrie Cline Hungate, Amy Cline Leden, Joshua Olewiler, Samuel Olewiler, Benjamin Olewiler; a brother, Heinz Panknin, of Hamburg, Germany. He was preceded in death by: his parents; a brother, Werner Panknin; 4 sisters, Elizabeth Dörr, Erika Weber, Irmgard Panknin, Ruth Trützschler.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 11 am at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, with the Rev. Steven C. Bond officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 10-11 am. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Lutheran Church in Shelby or Med Central Hospice.

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  1. Guest says:

    Family: Horst Pankin
    Name: Ann Cooper

    Date: 09-12-23


    Dear Dorothy & Family,
    So sorry to hear of your dads passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I know that the Lord will be your strength at this time.
    Family: Horst Pankin
    Name: Doris Berdanier

    Date: 09-12-26


    My sympathy to the family. May you know God’s peace and comfort. My prayer is you will know God’s blessings in this season of Christmas with you and your family. God’s Love from Doris Berdanier.
    Family: Horst Werner Joachim Panknin
    Name: Patricia Freeman

    Date: 10-01-05


    Dear Family,

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time. Jesus Christ soon will take away our last enemy, which is death, and soon we will be able to welcome our loved ones back when he resurrects ones to perfection for life everlasting together. May you draw comfort from the God of all comfort Jehovah as your loved one is resting waiting for a resurrection. (Psalm 37:29) “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.”

    My sincere condolences to the family.

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