FORT BELKNAP - Arnold L. Tincher, 72, a Korean War veteran and miner, died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at his residence at 3 Mile south of Fort Belknap Agency with all his family at his bed side.
A wake service was held Monday evening at the Tincher residence at 3 Mile south of Fort Belknap. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. today at St Thomas
Church in Lodge Pole with burial in the Lodge Pole Cemetery.
Arnold was born June 7, 1931, in Crag, W.V., to Buery and Alta (Fleichman) Tincher. He was raised and educated in West Virginia and served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953. In 1954, he moved to Butte to work in the mines.
He married Theresa Long Fox on March 15, 1955, and mined throughout northwestern United States. They moved to Fort Belknap in 1972 where they made their home since.
Arnold enjoyed hunting, fishing, bingo and playing cribbage.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his best friend and adopted brother, Vern Garman.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa of Fort Belknap; sons, Dwayne (Audrey) Tincher of Fort Belknap, Darryl Jay (Michelle) Tincher of Bismarck, N.D., and Lonny (Starr) Henderson of Great Falls; adopted son, Jared Sage of Fort Belknap; daughter, Kathy Rae Tincher of Fort Belknap; brothers, Dairol (Nellie) Tincher and Gene (Delores) Tincher of Rainelle, W.V.; sister, Freada (Ron) Snider of Princeton, W.V.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Adams Funeral Home of Malta is in charge of arrangements.