Mount Vernon News
  • Richard J. Pinkley

  • May 20, 2011

WAVERLY — Richard Jay “Dick” Pinkley, 80, of Waverly, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

He was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Ashland, Ohio, son of Kenneth and Helen (Grant) Pinkley (later Shrimplin). He married Gloria Bush in Ashland on Oct. 25, 1953. They later divorced. He married Marilyn Kumm in Spring Valley, Minn., on Dec. 31, 1977. Mr. Pinkley served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He taught, coached and was an administrator in K-12 education for 38 years. He served in Ohio and California before coming to Waverly in 1970, where he was principal and sixth-grade teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School for seven years, followed by 16 years as business manager for the Waverly-Shell Rock Schools.

In retirement, Dick enjoyed volunteering at Holden Village Lutheran Retreat Center in the state of Washington, for Red Cross Disaster Relief, and more recently at the Waverly Health Center. Throughout his working and retirement years he was known as an avid fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Mr. Pinkley is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a son, Roger (Nancy) of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; two daughters, Debra (Randy) Muse of Minneapolis, and Jenni Pinkley and her partner, Lynn Brun of Minneapolis; one grandchild, Corey; two stepgrandchildren, Justin and Jessica. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother; and his sister, Carolyn Loughman.

A Service in Celebration of Dick’s life will be held Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Waverly.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 319-352-1187.

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