Former Glenvil resident Opal Faye (Fry) Hinrichs, 98, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living, Hastings, NE.
A private graveside service will be at Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil with Pastor Rob Garton officiating. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Glenvil Cemetery, or Glenvil Legion Auxiliary. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.
Opal was born December 9, 1921, in Spring Ranch, NE to Pearl E. & Gertrude (Bohlen) Fry. She attended Harris Knoll grade school. Opal was baptized and confirmed in Long Beach, CA on February 28, 1943, the same day her daughter, Bonnie, was baptized. She married Alvin A. Hinrichs on February 15, 1942, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, NE; he preceded her in death on July 28, 2005. Opal worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot from 1944 to 1945, she also worked at the Glenvil School. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil where Alvin and Opal were youth group sponsors. She was a charter member of the Glenvil American Legion Auxiliary.
Opal was known for her sugar cookies and loved to share them with everyone. She enjoyed her coffee group/birthday club, gardening, dancing, fishing, playing cards, and going to the casino. The most important thing was spending time with her family.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin A. Hinrichs; brother & sister-in-law, Ervin & Marian Fry; sisters and brothers-in-law, Blanche & George Hesman, Esther & Carl Carpenter, and Doris & George Christensen; brothers-in-law & spouses, Martin & Edna Hinrichs, Ervin & Stella Hinrichs, Dean Hinrichs, and Larry Hinrichs; sister-in-law & spouse, Carolyn & Burdette Schultz; and son-in-law, Larry Detter.
Opal will be missed by her family:
Daughters, Spouses & families:
Bonnie Detter – Hastings, NE
Randy & Sue Kissinger – Hastings, NE
Matthew Kissinger – Hastings, NE
Libby & Brady Lollman – Hastings, NE
Andy & Anne Kissinger – Sutton, NE
Michael Schoop – Milligan, NE
Boston & Patti Kissinger – Hastings, NE
Jaxson, Paizley & Devynna Faye – Hastings, NE
Elaine & Jim Wells – Lynch, NE
Lezley & Jay Holmes – Granite Bay, CA
Emma, Brady & Annabelle – Granite Bay, CA
Aaron & Wendy Wells – Colorado Springs, CO
Sister & Brother-in-law:
Verla & Glen Rothfuss – Hastings, NE
Dale Hinrichs – Glenvil, NE
Thelma Hinrichs – Hastings, NE
Janis Hinrichs – Glenvil, NE
Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins & Friends