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Harness horseman Bob Pinske dies

April 06, 2009

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Robert (Bob) Pinske, 85, who led the Pinske family into harness racing in the 1950s, died on Saturday, April 4. Pinske was affectionately known as “Grandpa” by everyone who visited the Florida training facilities of his grandson, the late Brian Pinske.

He is survived by his sons Tim (Marlys) and Rod (Celia); a daughter Patricia (Paul) Broat; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be offered at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Plato, MN on Thursday, April 9, at noon.


Memorials may be directed to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, 16575 Carey Road, Westfield, IN 46074.

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