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Information Alfred Arno Pinther
28 January 1908 - 2 June 1985
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
June 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Alfred Pinther

     Services for Alfred Arno Pinther, 77, of Nampa, who died Sunday, June 2 in a Nampa hospital will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Leo W. Reed, pastor of the Nampa First Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by Jim and Alfreda Batdorff, daughter and son-in-law, of Coos Bay, Ore.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Mr. Pinther was born Jan. 28, 1908, in Crimmitischau, Germany. He was reared and educated in Germany, graduating from college in Berlin.  At the age of 19 he came to the United States, alone, into New York.  He then moved to McCall to live with his aunt.  In 1928 he came to Nampa and went to work for the Pacific Fruit Express Shops.
    He married Irene J. Shannon on Feb. 13, 1932, in Nampa where they made their home.  He retired from the railroad as a clerk in 1973.  Mr. Pinther was baptized in the Zion Lutheran Church.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks of America and was active in the union. Serving as president and various other offices.  He was also a charter member of the Railroad Credit Union.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Alfred R. Pinther of Henderson, Nev., and Ernest C. Pinther and his wife Ilene of Rupert; two daughters, Mrs. Webber (Joan) Shows of Springfield, Va., and Mrs. Jim (Alfreda) Batdorff of Coos Bay, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and one great-grandchild.
    Pallbearers will be Randy Johannsen, Danny Pinther, David Pinther, Paul Pinther, Tim Pinther, Jamey Batdorff, Jon Batdorff and Ben Mills, Honorary bearers will be Stephen Keim, James Keim, Jim Hopkins and Lonnie Hopkins.

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