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Carl H. Pinkelman

Carl H. Pinkelman, age 89, life-long resident of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. He was born November 12, 1927 in Swanton to Anthony and Bertha (Lemley) Pinkelman. Carl graduated from Swanton High School in 1945 and following graduation enlisted in the United States Army. He served during WWII in the South Pacific. On March 31, 1951, he married his beloved wife, Mary Ann Herr.

Carl worked for General Motors and worked the family farm. He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and Catholic War Veterans #306 in Assumption.

Carl will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Ann; children Charles A. (Theresa) Pinkelman, Roger W. (Becky) Pinkelman, Edward James (Theresa) Pinkelman, Janice M. (David) Bartos, David A. (Cynthia) Pinkelman, Carl T. (Tracey) Pinkelman, and Carol A. (Jeffry) Langenderfer; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita Perse, and Armella (Dave) Heck.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Decon Pinkelman; brother, Jim Pinkelman; sisters, Mary Catherine Lumbreezer, Frances Ford, Hilda Hopps.

Family and friends may visit Friday, December 30th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, where a Vigil service will begin at 7:00. Visitation will continue Saturday, December 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00. Father Michael Dandurand will preside. Interment with Military Honors will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, December 30th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora

Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, December 31st at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption

Interment: St. Mary's Cemetery

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The Shinabarker family sends their sympathy for you loss of your father. The Pinkelman family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris Shinabarker Jan 1 2017 12:00 AM

It is with deepest sympathy that our prayers go up to your family at this time. I never met Carl but his son Carl is a fine young man and I know him very well. We know that Carl is in a better place than any of us can imagine. Someday we will all unite again and rejoice to Our Lord. May God give you comfort and strength for all the many loved ones that are touched by his passing. The White's, Charlie, Kara and family.

Charles and Kara White Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Uncle Carl was one of my favorites and was my Confirmation sponsor. He knew how to grow evergreen trees which I admired around his house. May he rest in peace.

Larry Kreuz Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

Please know that the Pinkleman is in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Snow Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

We send our deepest sympathy to Uncle Carl's entire family, especially Aunt Mary Ann. He lived a long and fruitful life. He was my godfather(Dick). Sorry we are unable to personally express our sympathy. May God wrap his arms around the whole family and may Uncle Carl rest in peace with the Lord.

Dick and Dianne Pinkelman Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father.

Annette Sack Dec 28 2016 12:00 AM