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Gerald Joseph Pinkelman

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WYNOT — Gerald Joseph Pinkelman, 72, Wynot, died unexpectedly July 9, 2020, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa.

Visitation and a vigil service were Monday at the church and continued Tuesday prior to services. The family requested face masks be worn at the visitation and funeral.

Mass of Christian Burial was July 14 at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot, with Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.

Burial was in the Sts. Philip and James Cemetery, St James.

Pallbearers were Loran Boeckman, Eugene Pinkelman, Jerome “Jerry” Pinkelman, Gary Kaiser, Darrell Pinkelman, Keith Sudbeck and Dan Wieseler.

The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, assisted with the arrangements.

Gerald was born Aug. 6, 1947, in Yankton, S.D., to Leonard Joseph and Mary Marjorie (Day) Pinkelman. He grew up in the St. James and Wynot area, attended Sts. Philip and James Elementary School and attended Cedar Catholic High School. He married Diane Martin Sept. 8, 1979, in Yankton, and they made their home in Obert. They later divorced. He farmed and raised cattle with his dad and brother, Ronald, and also did a lot of custom farm work. In 1994, he moved back to the home place where his son, Martin, joined him a few years later. He worked at Yankton Livestock for seven years and Stockman’s Livestock for three years.

Gerald loved farming and visiting with his friends and was always ready to help anyone in need. He was a member of the Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Gerald is survived by a son, Martin Pinkelman, Wynot; a daughter, Amanda Pinkelman, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a brother, Raymond Pinkelman, Yankton, S.D.; two sisters, Carol and Harold Goeden, Wells, Minn.; Alice and John Gatzemeyer, Newcastle; four nieces, Kathy Fick, Jennifer Pinkelman, Teresa Burgi, Erin Tjeerdsma; and four nephews, Mike Goeden, David Goeden, Jeff Goeden and Christopher Pinkelman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Martin and Ronald,; and an infant sister, Mary Pinkelman.