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Elma "Dale" Pinney

July 2, 1926 — March 24, 2020

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Dale Pinney, age 93 of Winnebago passed away Tuesday March 24, 2020 at Parker Oaks in Winnebago.

Elma Dale Pinney was born July 2, 1026 to Jesse and Lora (Barbee) Harris in Atoka, OK and graduated from Atoka High School.

She married Ralph Whalin January 10, 1945 in McAlester, OK. They had three children together. They moved to Minnesota in 1952, where he was killed in an auto accident in 1954.

Dale married Glendon Pinney at LeSueur, MN on July 5, 1956. Glen had 2 children, Dale had 3 and together they had a daughter in 1958.

They lived in Winnebago where she worked in Special Ed at the school. Dale was an active leader for Brownies and Cub Scouts. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Legion Auxiliary. She was active at the First Presbyterian Church, where she was co-librarian for many years. She helped start the annual salad luncheon, chaired Cirlces, served on several committees, helped at Next to New, and with the newsletter.

Dale enjoyed golfing, playing cards, working crosswords, reading and doing crafts. She and Glen loved traveling together; they took many camping trips and spent several winters in The Hill country in Texas.

Dale is survived by her children; Joe of Blue Earth, Bruce of Brooklyn Park, Lynda (Vic) Kaduce of Vernon Center, Barb (Harvey) Dontje of Winnebago and Debbie (Daryl) Long of Farmington; sixteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren and 2 great-great granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by her husband Glen, her daughter Sandra and 2 brothers.

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