A graveside service for James “Jim” Pinkert, age 67, of Strandburg will be held on Saturday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Alban Township, SD. Rev. Timothy Koch will officiate.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to gather for services. The use of face masks by attendees is recommended.
James “Jim” Pinkert was born on September 21, 1952, in Ortonville, MN, to Armin and Bernice “Bea” (Winter) Pinkert. Jim attended Alban Township school near Big Stone City and graduated from Milbank High School.
Jim attended South Dakota State University and moved to Pennsylvania where he worked in the cattle industry with Atlantic Breeders and a feed company. In 1981, Jim moved back to South Dakota and worked at the family farm near Big Stone City. He later lived in Arlington, SD, and operated a bait shop on Lake Poinsett. He also managed a recycling center in Brookings, SD. Jim was living in Strandburg, SD, at the time of his death.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cultivated a big garden whenever he could. He also had a passion for Volvo cars.
Jim is survived by his parents: Armin and Bea Pinkert of Big Stone City, SD; brothers: Neil (Sonya) of Big Stone City, SD; Gene (Leah) of Big Stone City, SD; and Jeff (Lisa) of Bellvue, CO; along with many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents; and brother, David.