Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Lieutenant Governor's History Award
Lieutenant
Governor's
History
Award

MHS Fundraising Dinner
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Abraham Dueck Penner (1910-2008)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born in 1910, he grew up on a farm five miles northwest of Steinbach. He left the farm in 1937 to establish the Dodge dealership in Steinbach. He coined the phrase “The Automobile City” and contributed to Steinbach becoming a thriving center for automotive trade. In the 1950s he started a successful road construction and earthmoving business. At age 50 he earned his pilot’s license and flew until age 85. He helped to build the Steinbach Fly-in Golf Course. He enjoyed golfing, curling, skiing and riding horses. He served as a Steinbach Councillor from 1947 to 1957 and as Mayor from 1971 to 1980. He died at Steinbach on 7 March 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 March 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 January 2015

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.