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Kathleen Penning 01/16/2017

K Pennng 2 websiteK Penning 1 websiteKathleen Lois Penning, age 57 of New Richmond, died on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.  Born Kathleen Lois Cureton on March 15, 1959 in Arcadia, CA the fourth of five children and oldest daughter of David Cureton and Nancy Ellen McNally.  She was raised in Covina, CA until the age of 4, when the family moved to Fullerton, CA.  She attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton before moving to Livingston, Montana in 1974.   She graduated from Park High School in 1977.  She then moved to Billings, MT and spent most of her life there.  Kathleen was kind to all and made friends easily.  She had a green thumb and had many house plants and beautiful flower beds.  She loved shopping and could spend hours in a store.  Kathleen was a bright child and never lost her love of learning.  She said there was always something more to learn.  She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh.  She loved music, long baths and milk.  Kathleen was creative and artistic and enjoyed making birthdays and holidays special for those she loved.  She is preceded in death by her parents, David Cureton, Nancy (McNally) Ross; and step-father, William Ross.  Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her children, Christina (Shawn) Sisco, Matthew Penning, Jeremy Penning, Angela Thompson, and Michelle Penning; grandchildren, Kindra Sisco, Abigail Thompson, Logan Green, Austin Ross, Nathaniel Lingo and Alissa Lingo; brothers, Ken (Yvonne) Cureton, Tom (Meg) Cureton, David Cureton; sister, Janice (Gina) Haines-Ross; and many nieces, nephews and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 4 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints 545 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016.  Visitation was also on Saturday from 3-4 pm at the church.  A time of food and fellowship followed.  Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Hudson.


  • Toni Demaree Kovach Posted January 27, 2017 8:36 pm

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to all of the children! Hugs to you all and maybe you can find comfort knowing Kathy is no longer in pain. She will be greatly missed.

  • Linda Looman Posted January 27, 2017 10:58 pm

    I just want to say she was a good friend of mine a wonderful women she taught me alot we laughed alot she will sooo be missed!!! Love You Kathy You Are Now Our Angel!!!!! To the family thoughts and prayers to you!!!!

  • Michelle Redd (penning) Posted January 2, 2018 10:54 am

    Mom its been almost a year and it still takes my breath away that your not here. The overwelming feeling of loss is often unbearable. I still have dreams where i am trying to find you. But when ever i make it to my child hood homes in the dreams it is clear that your gone. The empty feeling lingers and it breaks my heart. Mom i know you would be proud of who i am and the mother that i have become. I know you love me i wish i had the words to exspress how much you mattered to me. I wish you were here. I miss you mommy.

  • Bruce Walker Posted July 23, 2021 4:38 am

    I just today 7/23/2021 learned of Kathy’s death. I’m truly devastated. I’m numb. I loved Kathy will all my heart and though we lost touch many years ago, I think of her every day. And her kids were very special to me. I remember Jeremy going to be the next Bill Gates. I remember Matthew taking off on his on own and on the streets. I remember calling Staples so Angela could get some coloring pens for her birthday. I remember Michelle as if she were my own daughter. Then Kathy disappeared out of my life…my best friend. I so wish we had stayed in touch. I wish I could get in touch with her children. Kathy may be gone….but not for me.

  • Michelle penning Posted October 6, 2022 6:22 pm

    This is Michelle you can find most of us on Facebook. Michelle penning I have a blue dragon mask and I can help you get ahold of Angela. She talks with most everyone else.

    Thank you for sharing that you love mom. is my email your welcome to get ahold of me.

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