WINNEBAGO - 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 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Thursday 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, Minn., and was adopted in 1922 at St. Paul by Guy and Adaline Pinney. 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, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was discharged Dec. 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. He served on the City Council and was elected the mayor of Winnebago. After retirement in 1982, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, Scrabble, playing cards, reading, woodworking, and 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, and Deb (Daryl) Long of Farmington, Minn.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.