Anna Marie Pinkelman, age 92 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sts Philip and James Cemetery in St. James, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Wednesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jason Pinkelman, Jeremy Pinkelman, Adam Pinkelman, Aaron Pinkelman, Brian Benscoter, Jesse Lammers, John Lammers and Terry Osienger.
Anna was born on February 15, 1925 in Yankton, South Dakota to Anton Frank and Bertha Mary (Jansen) Wiepen. She grew up on a farm in the St. Helena, Nebraska area and attended country school until the 8th grade. Anna married Edwin Anton Pinkelman on May 9, 1945 at St. Helena and they farmed in the Wynot and St. James area. She worked briefly as a cook in the Wynot Public School but spent all of her life helping Edwin on the farm, gardening, canning and baking her wonderful bread. She and Edwin loved to square dance and she enjoyed quilting, embroidering and sewing clothes for her family. Anna belonged to the Tuesday Club and liked to play cards and dominos. She moved into the assisted living facility in Hartington in July of 2016 and then entered the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in July of 2017.
Anna belonged to the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, the Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Anna is survived by 7 children and their spouses, Reinold and Bernadine Pinkelman of Springfield, SD; Darlene and Dave Ausdemore of Yankton, SD; Dolores and Dale Lammers of Hartington, NE; Jerome and Sandy Pinkelman of Yankton, SD; Denese and James Benscoter of Parkston, SD; Deanna and Tim Osienger of Dunning, NE; Dion and Don Wubben of Fordyce, NE; 30 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and another one on the way, 2 brothers, Alphonse and Gertrude Wiepen of Yankton, SD; Francis and Irma Wiepen of St. Helena, NE and a sister-in-law, Joyce Wiepen of St. Helena.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edwin on August 13, 1999 at the age of 77, a grandson, Justin Pinkelman, a brother Bruno Wiepen and a sister and her husband, Dolores and Julius Schmitt.
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Your beautiful smile will remain in our memories. The Heavens have gained a strong voice and the world as we know it is a little more sad today.
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