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Barbara Ellen Tincher, 74, Wisconsin Dells

Barbara Ellen Tincher, 74, of Wisconsin Dells, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at St. Clare Healthcare in Baraboo.

Barbara was born June 21, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Valeria (Wisniewski) Nickel. She graduated from a catholic high school in Chicago, and shortly thereafter was united in marriage to Patrick Tincher Sr. He preceded her in death on July 22, 2007.

Barbara had fond memories of living next to Comiskey Park, and attended many White Sox games as a child. Throughout her years she cherished her memories of the time she spent with her grandmother, Mary.

After her marriage to Patrick, they moved to Wisconsin Dells in 1977, where they owned and operated the Parkway Motel. Before retiring, Barbara worked at Walmart and was very passionate about raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. She was a very generous, caring and compassionate person and regularly donated to several charitable organizations.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed scrap booking, reading, puzzles, her weekly breakfast outings with her friends, and spending time with her family. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Patrick (Brenda) Tincher Jr. of Antigo, Kymberly Johnson of Montello, Keith Tincher of Wichita, Kansas, Gail Adams of Baraboo, William (Brenda Richardson) Tincher of Madison, Denise (Ken Moninski) Tincher of Baraboo and Colleen (Westley) Kelsey of Reedsburg; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by two daughters, Jennifer Gorski and Dawn Tincher; two grandchildren, Peighton Kelsey and Michael Gorski Jr.; and a brother, Henry Nickel Jr.

A private family service will be held at Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home in March with a public Celebration of Life service to be held in June.

The family would like to thank the staff at Meriter Hospital in Madison, St. Clare Hospital and St. Clare Meadows for making her last few months as comfortable as possible. Also, a special thank you to her good friend, Donna Byrne for her love and compassion.

Rago-Baldwin Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, is assisting the family.