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Colton Keith Penick, age 24, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, entered this life on May 5th, 1999 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of Trevis and Stacey (Wilson) Penick of Bennington, Indiana. Colton grew up in Switzerland County, and graduated with the class of 2016. In high school, Colton was known for his love and talent for swimming.

  After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was an Honor Graduate of Squadron 324/Flight 116 on January 20th, 2017.

  He pursued a career in teaching and health care, working and residing in the Louisville, Kentucky area.

  Colton will always be remembered for his enormous heart and deep devotion to the well-being of others as well as his love for animals. He was compassionate about working with both children and adults in need. Colton had a persistent soul for always striving to do more and was proud to make a difference in their lives. Colton left us much too soon, with many unanswered questions, but not without leaving his mark in so many lives. His departure comes as a great shock and deep wound that is greatly felt by his family and countless friends. We will all miss his wit and big, beautiful smile.

  Colton will be deeply missed by his parents Trevis and Stacey (Wilson) Penick of Bennington, Indiana; by his sister Meagan (Chase) Kilborn and her husband Zack of Bennington, Indiana; by his nephews Masen and Zaiden Kilborn of Bennington, Indiana; by his paternal-grandmother June (O’Day) Edwards of East Enterprise, Indiana; by his maternal great-grandfather Amie Peelman, Jr. of Lexington, Kentucky; by his aunt and uncle April (Wilson) and Brian Mahoney of Vevay; by his great-aunts and great-uncles; by his cousins: Bradley Wilson of Minot, North Dakota and Lane Penick of Vevay; by his very special feline companion, ‘Lamar’; and by numerous friends.

  He was preceded in death by his maternal-grandfather Donald Alan “Donnie” Wilson; by his maternal-grandmother Linda “Winnie” (Peelman) Wilson; by his paternal-grandfather Luther Allen “Butch” Penick, Jr.; by his maternal step-grandmother Mary Gladys (Burnett) Peelman; by his maternal step-grandmother Nancy (McKay) Wilson; and by his paternal step-grandfather Ronald C. “Ron” Edwards.

  Private Celebration of Colton’s Life will be held at the convenience of the family.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Schurick, 69, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, April 26th, 2024 at his residence.

  Kenny was born in Milan, Indiana on January 23rd, 1955, the son of Emily C. (Henry) Schurick and the late Paul F. Schurick. Kenny grew up in the Ohio County community and attended Rising Sun Schools.

  He was the husband of Helen R. (Brown) Schurick. Kenny and Helen married on September 14th, 2012 in Patriot.

  Kenny proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines as a Sergeant in the Vietnam War. While in service Kenny earned a Rifle Expert Badge, a National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

  Kenny worked as an Iron Worker for many years. Kenny liked being outdoors, mowing grass and tending to his yard. He also enjoyed going to the Rising Sun American Legion and talking with friends.

  Kenny is survived by his wife Helen Schurick of Rising Sun; by his mother Emily Schurick of Madison; by his brothers Danny and Jeff and by his sisters Terri and Renee. Kenny is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

  Kenny was preceded in death by his father, Paul Schurick; and by his brothers: Jack, Charles and Steve Schurick.

  Public graveside services with military honors was held on Tuesday, April 30th, at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.