James H. "Jim" Pinkert

Born: Thu., Oct. 27, 1938
Died: Mon., Mar. 7, 2011


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 10, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 11, 2011

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 James H. Pinckert

October 27, 1938March 7, 2011



James H. “Jim” Pinckert, 72, of South Bend died peacefully at 6:50 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011 in his residence following a lengthy illness.  Mr. Pinckert was born October 27, 1938 in St. Joseph County to the late Laura E. (Hempstead) Albert R. Pinckert and was a lifetime area resident.  On October 28, 1961 in New Carlisle, IN he married Elsie L. Bennitt who survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Lori L. Pinckert (Paul Bernas) of Granger, IN and Rhonda L. Pinckert of South Bend; one grandson, Bryan P. Bernas; one sister, Alice J. Shriver (Glen) of Rochester, IN; and three brothers, George A. Pinckert of South Bend, Merlin E. Pinckert of Lakeville, IN, and Roy E. Pinckert (Harriet) of Teegarden, IN.  In loving memory of a loving husband, father, poppa, brother and friend. Our dad was the kindest, gentlest, loving father.  He adored his wife, daughters and most of all, his grandson. He enjoyed the time he spent with his brothers and sister along with all of his nephews and nieces. He also loved spending time with his friends. He was an avid Notre Dame and NASCAR fan, fisherman, and bowler. He worked hard and played hard. He retired from AM General Corporation after 30 faithful years of service as a welder and assembly man.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, and spending quality with his family.  He will truly be missed by all who knew him.  Our Hero, Our Dad.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 11th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. with Pastor Nathan Prong of West Side Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will follow in Olive Chapel Cemetery, New Carlisle.  Friends may call fro 4 until 8 p.m. today, March 10th in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com.  

Charitable donations may be made in James's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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Judie Smead Tamlyn
   Posted Thu March 10, 2011
Jimmy was a classmate and friend. We grew up on Grove Street, and I remember that he was quiet and had a shy smile. I also remember that he loved lemon drops, and always had a pack of them in his pocket. Jimmy will be missed.

Lori Pinckert
   Posted Sun March 13, 2011
RIP Daddy,

You were a great Dad. My hero. I miss you and loved you so much.

Lori Pinckert

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