Ross C. Pinkerton, 96, of Quimby, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Burial will be in the Quimby Cemetery prior to the service. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. at the Church on Tuesday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Ross was born Jan. 23, 1913 in Humboldt County to Perry and Isadora (Ruoff) Pinkerton. He graduated from Quimby Consolidated Schools in 1931. He was married to Arlene Bugh on September 4, 1960 in Cherokee. Ross had farmed for many years north of Quimby, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Cherokee County Farm Bureau and had been a Willow Township Trustee for 10 years. He enjoyed reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers Lyle, Earl, John, Ralph and Clarence Pinkerton; and two sisters Edna Hirons and Freda Berg.
He is survived by his wife Arlene and two sons: Ed Pinkerton and his wife Lois; James Pinkerton and his wife Tracy of Cedar Falls; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.