A Celebration of Life for 61-year old Chadron, NE, native Stewart Penor of Bozeman, MT, will be Sat, June 18, 2022 at 2:00 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron with Pastor Bruce Baum officiating.
A memorial service had been held in January in Bozeman at 11:30 at the First Lutheran Church in Bozeman.
A music scholarship has been established at Chadron State College in Stewart’s name. Donations may be sent to the Chadron State Foundation or the Stewart D Penor Memorial, 409 South 22nd Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59718.
Stewart Dean Penor was born in Omaha, NE, Sept 24, 1960, to Dr. Robert and June Penor. He suffered a severe stroke and succumbed to his ailments Dec 11th, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, MT.
Stewart and his parents moved to Chadron in 1964. He graduated from Chadron High School lettering in Track and Band while also very active in Choir, Band and Drama.
Stewart had a beautiful Tenor voice. He won top honors at Chadron State College Band Day in the voice competition. He played a lead role in the Music Man high school play because of his voice.
Stewart and his brother Chris operated The Brothers Ice Cream and Pizza Parlor in Chadron in the mid-1989s, serving homemade ice cream and delivering pizza.
Stewart was very active in the business serving customers and making them feel welcome. One of his specialties was his famous banana split.
He helped his mother in her Christian bookstore in Chadron and worked at Nebraska Human Resources workshop in Chadron as well.
Stewart moved to Bozeman in March 2006, where he was active with the Reach program. He was an athlete in the Special Olympics, excelling in track and bowling, an avid skier with Eagle Mount for many years, and an accomplished skater.
He made friends easily and was a pleasure to be with. He loved all holidays. His faith was steadfast. He knew the Lord and sat in the front pew at Church.
Stewart was an organ donor and now two people have the gift of sight because of his unselfish organ donation to those less fortunate than him. Stewart developed lung cancer even though he was a non-tobacco user.
His family knows there is a special place for him in heaven, but he will be missed very much.
Stewart is in heaven with his mother, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
He is survived by his father Dr Robert Penor of Chadron, his brother Chris Penor of Bozeman, his nieces Patricia and Christa Penor, and his adopted sister Lisa Sarkissian as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles.