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Herbert Pinkham

January 22, 1929 — December 22, 2023

Minonk

Herbert “Herb” G. Pinkham, 94, of Roanoke, formerly of Minonk, passed away at 3:30 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2023 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, IL.

He was born January 22, 1929 in El Paso Township.  He married Eunice Hennebelle on June 17, 1951 in Roanoke, IL.  She died on December 21, 2010. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, four brothers, a grandson, Kyle Pinkham, and son-in-law, Rob Shoemaker.

Surviving is two daughters, Roberta Shoemaker of Gridley, IL and Barbara (Ray) Dirks of El Paso, IL; one son, Douglas (Tina) Pinkham of Riverview, FL; two sisters-in-law, Erma Pinkham of Washington, IL and Carol Hennebelle of Corona, CA; six grandchildren, Jessica (Jeff) Kendall, Jason (Kristi) Shoemaker, Laura (Curt) Meeker, Tracy (Eric) DeBolt, Kevin (Becky) Dirks, and Lucianne Pinkham; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Herb first worked as a farm hand before working as a mechanic at Sauder and Rippel for 20 years.  He then worked at Caterpillar for another 20 years retiring in 1992.

Herb loved working in his flower and vegetable gardens, fishing, wood carving, and watching Cub games.  He was very fond of his six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery. The family requests casual attire for visitation and funeral.

Memorials may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

 

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Friday, December 29, 2023

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