James Walter Pinkava, 87

Published 8:03 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

James Walter Pinkava, 87, of rural Brownsdale, Minnesota, died at his home on Sept. 30, 2017.

James Walter Pinkava, 87

James was born on April 21, 1930, in Austin, Minnesota, to Edward and Lura (Lonergan) Pinkava.

Jim lived on the family farm all of his life. He was very proud of the fact that the farm had been in the family for 125 years. He could always be found outside from sun up to sundown no matter the weather. Jim was a simple man who loved his family and farming.

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James is survived by his children, Joe (Kim) Pinkava, Austin, Harold (Alison) Pinkava, Hampton, Georgia, Charles (Michelle) Pinkava, Austin, and Amy (Bryan Kruckenberg) Pinkava-Hultgren, Austin; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; siblings, Edyth Dittmer, Austin, Frank Pinkava, Moorhead, Minnesota, and Edward Pinkava, Austin; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Lura Pinkava; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Vernon Tapp; brother-in-law, Elmer Dittmer; and son-in-law, Kevin Hultgren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary with the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and for one hour before the service on Thursday.