Obit: Pinkert, Oliver R. (1925 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Dunkel, Elleman, Haberkorn, Pinkert, Werner, Zank

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 9/03/2015

Pinkert, Oliver R. (3 JAN 1925 - 30 AUG 2015)

Former Medford resident Oliver R. Pinkert, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 30 at Aspirus Pleasant View Nursing Home, Phillips where he had resided for the past four months.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Hemer Funeral Home Medford with Rev. David Elleman officiating where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Hannibal Cemetery in the town of Cleveland. His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Oliver was born on Jan. 3, 1925 in Hannibal to William Otto and Alvina Anna Wilhemina (Haberkorn) Pinkert. He attended Hannibal Grade school and was a graduate and class salutatorian of Hannibal High School. On May 20, 1944 in Medford he married Gertrude Bernice Dunkel who survives.

After his education, he entered the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WW II having served from 1944 to 1947. After the military, he worked for Kelvinator in Kenosha for a period of time. He moved to Perkinstown and farmed in the town of Grover, drove school bus and served as treasurer for the town of Grover for a period of time.

In 1966 they moved to the town of Browning and farmed there until 1978. He moved to the city of Medford and worked at Weather Shield Mfg. until retirement in 1990. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, crossword puzzles and mechanical work. He was a member of the Jump River VFW Post.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Tonda (Tim) Werner of Phillips, Edwin Pinkert of Medford, Talora (Steve) Zank of Lake Mills, Roger (Diane) Pinkert of Red Oak, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one step great-great grandchild; a sister, Irene Brooks of Jump River; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Pinkert of Kenosha.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by seven sisters and five brothers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the family for a future designation.



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