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James E.
Pinter

Pinter, James E., D.D.S.
Dr. James E. Pinter went home to the Lord on March 11, 2017 at the age of 87. Married for 64 years to the love of his life, Therese (nee LaPres), he passed peacefully with her by his side. He was the beloved father of Merilee (Ron) Blake, Joli (Scott) Stewart, Lori (Paul) Stefaniak, Lisa (Don) Chrzan, Tammi Wheaton and Aimee (David) Dutkiewicz. Devoted grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 3. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John E. and Mildred Pinter and his sister, Mary Menzner.

Following his 1952 graduation from Marquette Dental School, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a medic with the 1st Marine division in Korea. He was a member of the 38th Parallel Medical Society of Korea. Returning home, he began practicing dentistry in Bay View along side his father. Holding himself to the highest standards of patient care, he served his patients faithfully for over 50 years. He inspired the next generation of dental care providers by teaching part-time for ten years at Marquette. He was a past president of the Dental Forum.

After God and family, animals were his life. He was involved with numerous animal rights organizations. Dogs were his constant companions, and he took great pride in training hand caring for them. His passion for his faith, his family and friends and all of God’s creatures will live on in the hearts of all who love him.

Visitation will be held Thursday March 16th at ALVERNO COLLEGE CHAPEL, 3400 S. 43rd St. from 9:30AM-11:00AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00AM. Private family interment Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to D.E.L.T.A. Rescue appreciated.

Past Comments

Rob Ritter

I just found out the Pinter girls lost their loving father.
My deepest condolences to your wonderful family. My fondest recollection of your dad was on Friday nights. After working all week grinding out dentistry it was time to relax. He would pour himself a healthy cocktail and sit in his favorite chair in the living room. From this vantage point he would conduct exit interviews as his feline charges as they would attempt to head out on the town with their friends or boyfriends. With various platitudes for no nefarious behavior pledged he would dismiss us one by one. I think Joli always received extra scrutiny which was well deserved considering the company she kept. Always a special spot in my heart for your warm and embracing family.
Fondly,
Rob Ritter

Suzie Strane

Our deepest sympathies to all of the Pinter family. James’ life was lived well. Thinking of you Merilee and Ron. From Tim and Suzie Strane.

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