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Keevin Louis Pinkelman, age 59 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with Rev. David Liewer and Rev. Keith Rezac officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Coleridge, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a rosary at 4:30 pm and a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Chuck and Paula Burbach, Jerry and Jenny Promes and Randy and Mary Lee Koch. Active Pallbearers will be Chad Pinkelman, Jeff Schmidt, Ross Pinkelman, Jeremy Johnson, Charlie Polkinghorn and Eric Gothier.
Keevin was born October 26, 1954 in Yankton to Louis and Margaret (Backman) Pinkelman. He grew up on a farm near Bow Valley and graduated from Wynot High School in 1973. After graduation he farmed with his dad and on August 26, 1976 he married Lorraine J. Stanley in Dixon, Nebraska. In 1978 they moved to a farm southwest of Hartington where he raised corn, beans, pigs, cattle and kids. Keevin enjoyed golfing, being with his friends, harvest time, football, playing cards and traveling with Lorraine. He loved his family and cherished time spent with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Coleridge, was a former parish council member and was a member of the Cedar County Pork Producers. Keevin and Lorraine were active in the Cursillo movement.
Keevin is survived by his wife, Lorraine Pinkelman of Hartington; 5 children and their spouses, Jason and Jennifer Pinkelman of Yutan, NE; Joshua and Sarah Pinkelman of Norfolk, NE; Luke and Amber Pinkelman of Norfolk, NE; Leah and Tom Gubbels of Pierce, NE; Sheila and John Lange of Fordyce, NE; 12 grandchildren, Morgan and Tyler Pinkelman, Amelia, Adam and Andrew Pinkelman, Ainsley and Emmett Pinkelman, Katelyn, Logan and Riley Gubbels, Bradley and Baby Lange, 3 brothers, Keith and Kathy Pinkelman of Bloomfield, NE; Brice and Lorie Pinkelman of St. Helena, NE; Brian Pinkelman of Canistota, SD and a sister, Sandra Schmidt of Dakota City, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Ben Pinkelman and a brother-in-law, Vernon Schmidt.
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My prayers are sent to you - this was such a shock - know that Eric & I have you and the ENTIRE family in our prayers for comfort
What a shock as we heard of Keevin's passing this morning. Please know that you are all in our prayers and his spirit will live on in the children and the beautiful grandchildren....
Ann & Bob Demerath
Lorraine and family~we are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.
Loyla & Rich Schaefer
I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will fondly remember the days we spent at Keevin's parents farm in the summer and the wonderful 4th of July celebrations we had while growing up.
Please know the entire family is in our prayers at this difficult time. I spent many Sundays with Brice and Keevin when we were just pups. I'll always remember how fun it was to be around him and will never forget his friendly smile and gentle manners.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Lorraine.
Wade, Valerie, Brennen, Kaitlyn, Logan and Austin Haas "Your Minnesota Family"
Our deepest, deepest sympathy on the loss of Keevin. Hr will be truely missed. All our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God be with you.
Tim and Linda Korth
I am so very saddened to hear of Keevin's passing- what a shock. I knew Keevin because of my job and always loved to hear his voice on the other end of the phone. He was always sharp and cared about me, even though we didn't know each others family and friends personally. He will be greatly missed, prayers to Lorraine and all of his kids and grand kids- I felt like I knew a lot about them all, even though I never met them. His pride and love was hard to hide. God bless.
My thoughts and prayers are with you
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family for the loss of your loved one
Pat & Roger Morten
So sorry to hear about Keevin..prayers to you!
Patty Jordan Bideaux
Our deepest sympathy to you Lorraine and your family words can not express what you need to hear to get through this time of need but know there are friends thinking of you and praying for your strength to get through this time. Ask friends for help and they will be there for you any time. Hugs to you all
Sandy and Leon Kuhlman
Saying many prayers for your family today as you say farewell to Keevin. Keevin was a great man who will be truly missed! May God comfort you with his loving embrace during this difficult time.
Mike and Amanda (Myer) Peitz
I went to high school with Keevin, he was a very sweet person. I am so sorry for your family's loss.
I was stunned when I heard about Keevin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Many thoughts and prayers to you all at such a hard and difficult time. I remember Keevin and his boys from my many years in 4-H. Keevin was always laughing and such a good father. It looks like he was also a very devoted Grandpa as well. Find comfort in the memories you've made and treasure them always.
Mindy (Heimes) Peitzmeier
My deepest sympathy to the Pinkelman family at this time of sorrow. Keevin was a super nice classmate.
So sorry to hear of Keevin's passing. Wish I could be there. Praying for you and yours daily. Mom (Corrine Backman) wants to wish she could be there also.
we were saddened to hear about Keevin's. passing. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers during these hard times. May Jesus hold you extra close.
Ed and Mickie John
Our Deepest Sympathy to you Lorraine and your family and the loss of a Wonderful Man, Husband, Father, Grandfather & the Best Cousin anyone could have. He will be missed and wish we could have been there with you. You & your family is in our prayers always. Remember you have other family members if you ever need someone to lean on or talk to. I still remember all of the times together as kids on the farm and being the youngest Keevin was always there to protect if needed from the older kids. He was always there for me. I enjoyed I got to visit when I wa home the last time with Mom's passing. Again you are in my prayers!
God Bless from Shelly (Pinkelman) Tieman & William Tieman in Portland, Oregon
It is January 20 and I just heard of Keevin's passing on. Lorraine and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I can feel what you are going through. My knowingness which I would like to share with you is that "God is in control of all things". We may never know why things happen the way they do while we are still alive on this earth. But the knowingness that when we pass from this earth that the rest will be revealed to us when we have our personal communication with God is what keeps me going each and every day. I hope that it can keep you all going, too. May you live one day @ a time. God bless you, all!!
Our deepest sympathy to all who knew Keevin. What a tragic loss. I'm sure he will be missed terribly. Think of you all.
Rick and Darlene Boeshart
Rose Ann, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the Good Lord bless and keep you all comforted at this time in your life.
So sorry for your loss, Rose, Connie and Greg, Deb and Tim and Tony. I remember Kenny as such a fun and caring person. When I read his obit in the paper and read about how he would bring home orphaned animals, I could see that. And actually that's why I didn't make it to his wake last night, we inherited a cat and he is not doing so well and I chose to stay home with him knowing Kenny would understand. Jill is out of town so It's up to me to care for her uncle's cat. Ya I know
Marty and Jill Wermers
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