Joe Pinkelman
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Joseph Anthony Pinkelman, age 60 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on May 13, 2017 in a motorcycle accident on Highway 81 north of Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Timothy Podraza officiating. Burial will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Wednesday at the church.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jan Walter, Joe and Cindy Kollars, Raleigh Kollars, Vernon Hesse, Archie McShannon and Dan Berendsen.

Active Pallbearers will be his nephews, Matthew Thoene, Glen Thoene, Wesley Thoene, Wade Thoene, Hal Thoene, Todd Brennan, Michael Paden, Joe Fouts and Ryan Swick.

Joe was born on September 25, 1956 in Yankton, South Dakota to Fredelin Jacob "Fritz" and Irene Margaret (Schieffer) Pinkelman. Growing up he lived in the Wynot, Nebraska area where he attended East Catholic Elementary School and Cedar Catholic High School for one year until they moved to Crofton. Joe graduated from Crofton High School in 1974. He laid block for Dennis Schieffer, worked for Steffen Service in Crofton, worked for Prince Hydraulics in Hartington and currently was working at Manitou Americas in Yankton.

Joe was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton and was a life member of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) and the Crofton Lakeview Golf Association.

He enjoyed Nebraska Cornhusker football and loved to ride his Harley.

Joe is survived by 5 brothers and sisters, Rosetta Hopler of Rockaway, NJ; Carla and Marvin Swick of Ponca, NE; Galen Pinkelman of Wausa, NE; Mary Pinklelman of Denver, CO; Laureen and Robert Thoene of Hartington, Jessie Fokken of Crofton, Adam and Amanda Walter and their children, Paris and Olivia of Fordyce, NE and Jeffrey Walter of Crofton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Loren Pinkelman, an infant sister, Karen Pinkelman and a brother-in-law, Wayne Hopler.

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My sincerest sympathy gies out to joes family.

Gayland, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers,

Barbara Baker

There is always time for more prayers and Paul and I are sending many your way. Love all your great memories and keep them alive forever. Our kids are God's true blessings. God Is Great.

Paul and Diane Wemhoff

Sorry to the rest of our family about losing Joe.

Eric Hopler

Our deepest sympathy to the Galen and the Pinkelman family. May the peace of Christ be with you.

Tom and Renee (Jansen) Hoile

our deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of cousin Joe. Keep all the fond memories close to your heart and may God Bless you all and Joe.

Ron and Debbie Schieffer

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Joe. My prayers and support are with all of you.

Rev. Michael D. Schmitz

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Joe was always friendly & joking around. He will be missed. Such a nice guy.

Lee & Alice Johnson

You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Joe. He prayed the rosary with us when Cyril was in Hospice and said such comforting words.

Laverta Mauch

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you "Joe's family and friends" may the peace of God be with you. And may Joe ride in Heavenly Peace.

Leon Steffen

THOUGHTS and prayers to all. He will be missed by all.

Melinda LaCroix Michael

My deepest sympathy to all of the Pinkelman cousins and family. Cousin Joe had such a kind soul and a great sense of humor. Love and prayers to all of you.

Chris Schieffer Engelbrecht

Ryan, we were so sorry to hear about your uncle. Although it's been years since we've seen you, we'll always remember you as our grandson Justin's special friend, with a special Justin of your own. Our deepest sympathy to you and to all of Joe's family.

Martin & VerLynn Kneifl

My deepest sympathy to all the Pinkelman cousins and family. Joe was a kind soul with a great sense of humor. Love, prayers, and hugs.

Chris Schieffer Engelbrecht

Our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Joe! Was always kind and know he had a special place in his heart for Jessie. He will be missed.

David and Lorna Arens

I am so sorry for your loss Galen, and the entire Pinkelman family, all of my thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Joe was a good and kind man and will be missed by so many.

Patty Plantenberg

Galen, even though I hadn't seen Joe in quite some time the memories from years ago are still there. We want to extend our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you and all the family in the loss of your brother Joe. Always keep those memories close, they will help ease the sorrow.

Arly and Sandy (Thunker) Johnson

My Thoughts and Prayers are with Joes Family I am sorry for your loss

Bill Sage

I am saddened to hear of Joe's death. Prayers and peace to family and friends. He left this world doing what he loved, seek peace knowing Joe is now in Paradise. From his previous neighbor, classmate and friend. Trish Nohr ( Patsy Pearson)

Patricia Nohr



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