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Jake Pinkham dies at age 20

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Jake Pinkham, age 20, passed away March 10, 2013. Jake was attending Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Ind., and was aspiring to transfer credits to Kelly Business School of IU.

Surviving Jake are his mother Anna, and step-father, George Harding of Westville, Ind.; father, father Dean and step-mother, Michele Pinkham, of Brookston, Ind.,; two brothers, Dean (Christine) Pinkham and Justin Pinkham; one sister, Hollie Pinkham; step-siblings Jenny, Nate, Mitch, Jody and Gabrielle; three nephews, Brody, Kaiden and Nathan; three nieces, Hannah, Charlotte and Sophia; grandfathers, Frances Pinkham and Zenon ďJimĒ Siminski; and grandmother Emma Siminski.

Jake will always be remembered for his infectious smile and bubbly personality. At the young age of 20, Jake lived life to the fullest. He was charming and engaging, and he touched the hearts of many, making friends wherever he went.

Jake will be remembered by his family as his fatherís Bubba Jake; his motherís Baby Bear; his step-fatherís buddy; his step-motherís protector; his brotherís best friend and his sisterís rock.

Private family services will be held. Memorials in Jakeís name may be made to Fairbanks Treatment Center, 8102 Clearvista Pkwy., Indianapolis, IN 46256.

Arrangements are being handled by Genda Funeral Home, 608 N. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Online condolences may be directed to


Posted 3/13/2013