Allene “Gay” (nee Halvorsen) Penttinen passed away July 23, 2020 at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.
Gay was born July 7, 1948 in Waukegan, IL. Gay was a graduate of Waukegan Township High School. She married Lee Penttinen October 7, 1972. She is a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Waukegan. Gay worked for Bennett Excavating for 8 years and was the co-owner with her husband for Lee’s Enterprises. Gay enjoyed many years of camping and yearly vacations to Cancun with her Lee. As a devoted parishioner, Gay established the Ladies Bible Study Group. Every Wednesday after Bible study, you could find Gay at N&T’s Restaurant in Zion with fellow members. She was a wonderful hostess and welcomed anyone for a swim in her pool. She taught many children to swim and taught a visually impaired swimmer how to dive. Gay was dear friend to all and will be missed by many.
Gay is survived by her sister, Vicky Joy Halvorsen of Zion; and special friends, Maggie & Burr, Laureen, Paula, Sarah & Steve and Stevie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Penttinen; and parents, Bernard and Jean Holvorsen.
Due to Covid-19, services will be held at a later date.