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.
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.
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.
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.