Visitation for Dr. James W. Pink, DDS, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, will be held 9 to
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester, with a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester. Arrangements with Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester.
Dr. James W. Pink was born July 11, 1929, in Guttenberg, Iowa, to Albert and Frances Fassbinder Pink. He passed from this life on March 7, 2018. He had the goal of making it to 90 years of age, and many times he said that he was! He did get close. He attended Loras College and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1958. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving as a dental technician during the Korean War.
On Oct. 6, 1951, he married Diane M. Robinson in St. Paul, Minn. She preceded him in death in July of 1972.
On Dec. 29, 1973, he married Mary C. (Breitbach) Musel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Jim practiced dentistry in Manchester, Iowa, for 36 years and enjoyed 18 years of wintering with Mary in Mesa, Ariz.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester, and was very devout in his faith. Jim was an avid golfer, winning the Senior Tournament at the Manchester Country Club, and scoring two holes-in-one over the years. He always loved to swim, and swam across the Mississippi River as a youth. He was an Iowa Hawkeyes fan and had belonged to the Lions Club, the Iowa Dental Association and the Manchester American Legion, from which he received his 60-year membership award. In September of 2013 he was able to take an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., something he had very much wanted to do.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children, Teresa (Tom) Wickman of Germantown Hills, Ill., Ken (Mary) Pink of Ames, Iowa, Jimmy Pink of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Susan (Bob) Plemons of Huntley, Ill., Kathie (Wayne) Volland of Naples, Fla., Steve (Paula) Musel of Hastings, Minn., Dave Musel of Manchester and Jim (Stacy) Musel of Sarasota, Fla.; son-in-law, Dr. John Leonard of Longmont, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He also is survived by his sister, Mary Pink of Los Angeles, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dr. Karen E. Leonard; his parents; brother, Kenneth Pink; sister and brother-in-law, Ivanelle and Duane Matt; several in-laws; and his wife, Diane.
Jim selflessly donated his body to the University of Iowa, so he will continue to benefit others after his death.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Association National Office, or St. Mary Catholic Church.
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