Glendon K. “Glen” Pinney, 94 of Winnebago, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at St Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com.
He was born April 26, 1920 in Cottage Grove and adopted by Guy and Adaline Pinney in 1922 at St. Paul. He graduated from Le Sueur High School in 1938, and attended the University of Minnesota. He married Lois Killian at Le Sueur in December 1941, they later divorced. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 where he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and was discharged December 26, 1945. Glen farmed and ran a trucking business until 1953 when he went to work for Minnegasco in St. Peter. He was transferred to Winnebago in April of 1954. On July 5, 1956 he married Dale (Harris) Whalin at Le Sueur. He was also the State Building Official for Winnebago and surrounding towns. Served on the city council and was elected the Mayor of Winnebago.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, scrabble, playing cards, reading, woodworking, and after retirement in 1982 wintering in Texas.
He is survived by his wife Dale of Blue Earth, sons, Joe Pinney of Winnebago, Bruce (Margo) Pinney of Brooklyn Park, daughters Sandra Nolting of Atlanta, GA, Lynda (Vic) Kaduce of Vernon Center, Barb (Harvey) Dontje of Winnebago, Deb (Daryl) Long of Farmington, MN, 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cards can be sent too Dale Pinney 1228 South Rice Street Apt #207 in Blue Earth, MN 56013.