Alvin PinkeAlvin Pinke, 78, Valley City, ND, passed away October 11, 2013, with his family by his side.
Alvin Henry Pinke was born on November 11, 1936, in Marion, ND, to Leo and Mildred (Wirrenga) Pinke. He grew up on a farm outside of Marion and graduated from Marion High School in 1953. He attended Valley City State College for two years before enlisting in the Army in 1955. Alvin married Olga Peterson on December 16, 1956, and their son, Timothy, was born in 1965.