Penner, Gerald M. age 69, founding partner of the national law firm based in Chicago now known as Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he had a broad corporate practice and mentored many young attorneys over the past 35 years. Beloved husband of Mona (nee Green), loving father of Todd (Nancy) Penner, Elaine (Jimmy) Klein, and Stephanie (Steven) Degodny, adored grandfather of eight, cherished brother of Dr. Louis (Dr. Terrance Albrecht) Penner and Helaine (Jerry) Warshaw. The funeral and interment will be private. A memorial service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held Sunday, February 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the Rubloff-Thorne Auditorium of Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago. Contributions may be made to Pathways Center, 2591 Compass Road, Glenview, IL 60026, where a fund will be established in his memory to provide much needed therapy for children of families in financial need. Info The Goldman Funeral Group, Irwin Goldman Director 847-478-1600
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 24, 2010