May 13, 1918 - Nov. 19, 2012
CULBERTSON, Nebraska --Opal Pollmann Tincher, age 94, of Culbertson, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in McCook, Nebraska.
Opal was born on May 13, 1918 to Albert and Emily (Wilcox) Steffen at Diller, Nebraska. She was one of five children. She attended school in Culbertson, graduating in 1936. On Dec. 1, 1937, she married Henry Pollmann Jr. They lived on farms at Culbertson and later at Stratton where they raised their five children: Melva Esch, Robert, Dewayne, Kathy Metzger and Jerry (Mel) Miller. She was a member of the Culbertson Trinity United Methodist Church for 77 years. She enjoyed gardening and always enjoyed having all generations of her family visit, especially during their summer vacation.
Henry preceded her in death on July 15, 1982. On April 6, 1985, she married Lawrence Tincher. They made their home in McCook, Nebraska, until his death in May 1995. Opal enjoyed participating in various women's clubs and organizations over the years.
Preceding Opal in death were her husband's, Henry Pollmann Jr. and Lawrence Tincher; her son, Dewayne Pollmann; her sons-in-law, Harold Esch and John Metzger; her brothers, Rex and Neal Steffen; her sister, Alberta Steffen; her parents Albert and Emily Steffen; her sister-in-law, Hope Steffen; and her great-grandchildren C.J. and Andrew Esch.
Survivors include Opal's brother, Glen Steffen and his wife, Esther of Fort Collins, Colorado; her sister-in-law, Pat Steffen of Arlington, Texas; her children, Melva Esch and Jerry (Mel) Miller of McCook, Kathy Metzger of Lexington, Nebraska, Robert Pollmann and fiancée, Patsy Miller of St. Paul, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Nola Pollmann of Lincoln, Nebraska; and step-children, Harold (Mary) Tincher of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Larry (Lynda) Tincher of Broken Bow, Nebraska, Charles (Elsie) Tincher of Wichita, Kansas, and Mary (James) Kalb of Kearney, Nebraska. Opal is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Funeral services will be on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Culbertson with Pastor John Lewis, officiating. Burial will follow in the Culbertson Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the McCook Community Hospital Hospice or to the charity of your choice.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook, Nebraska, is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.carpenterbreland.com to sign our online guestbook for the family.