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Betty J. Pinnow

April 27, 1930 — April 10, 2022

Betty Jean Pinnow, age 91, passed on Sunday, April 10, 2022 peacefully with her family by her side. 
She was born on April 27th, 1930 to Henry and Wilhelmine Sattler.  Betty's life started on the family farm in Fond du Lac. Several years later, she met and married Clifford Pinnow. After they married, Betty and Clifford continued working on their farm. They had their son, Lee while in Fond du lac.  In the mid 60's they sold the farm, moved to Oshkosh and started Pinnow Sheet Metal.
When Betty wasn't working on the farm or in the business, she loved staying active.  Betty often participated in classes at the YMCA like fit for life, water aerobics and paddle tennis. She also enjoyed bowling, softball, walking, and nightly bike rides with her dog in her basket.  She was an avid baker, loved playing cards with friends and family, and looked forward to tending to her garden every spring and summer. She was so proud of the life she and Clifford built for themselves and their family. Betty also loved traveling and spending winters in Florida and later, California as well as summers in Wisconsin. Betty’s greatest joy was her great grandchildren, whom she adored. She taught them how to play her favorite card game, Rummy.  We will all miss playing cards with her. 
She is survived by her son Lee (Mary Fay); grandson Timothy (Heather) and great-grandchildren Otto, August and Etta; brother Roger; and extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Clifford; and siblings Jeanette, Darlene and Henry Jr.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2022, 12.30-3.30pm at the Paine Art Center and Gardens Arboretum.
Memorials in Betty's name can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh 501 E. Parkway Ave, Oshkosh WI 54901 or the Oshkosh Area Humane Society 1925 Shelter Court, Oshkosh WI 54901.
A special thank you to Dr. Eric Duwell, Dr. Edward Lake, Hospice at Advocate Aurora and the entire team of caregivers at Home Care Assistance for taking extra special care of Betty.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

12:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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