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Lynn H. Hinz

December 5, 1949 — June 9, 2022

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Lynn (Pollnow) Hinz, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 72. 

Lynn was born on December 5, 1949, in Oshkosh, WI to Herbert (Jimmy) and Eva Pollnow. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1968 and lived her entire life in Oshkosh. On May 3, 1969, she married the love of her life, John (Jack) Hinz. Together they raised two sons, John and DJ. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, parents Eva and Jimmy, sister Vida Allen, sister-in-law Nancy Pollnow, mother and father-in-law Myrtle and Karl Hinz, and sister-in-law Helen Bierwirth. She is survived by her sons John and DJ (Kelly), brothers Herb (Joyce) Pollnow, Dan Pollnow, sister-in-law Hollace Thompson, and the apple of her eye, granddaughter Olivia Hinz, along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

Throughout the 70’s and 80’s Jack and Lynn were often found traveling the country, most often from the seat of Jack’s motorcycles.  Both were involved in the Badger Motorcyclists of WI, a local club for BMW motorcycle enthusiasts. For years she volunteered at the Kiwanis shelter at Reetz softball diamonds in Menominee Park in her off time, always happily taking care of the customers with a smile and a thank you. She also helped set up and man water stations during the annual Mercy Med Run, and for almost 20 years she worked every election day at the polls in Oshkosh. Over the years she would help various other charities and service organizations in her spare time as well. She worked for Time Warner Cable in Oshkosh and Kimberly for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2015. Before TWC, she worked as a cashier at both A&P and Kohl’s in Oshkosh, as well as working for Mercy Medical Center, and Head Start, located at Peace Lutheran Church. After the passing of Jack in 2008, she became more involved in politics at all levels in the state. In her time working with the Winnebago County Republican Party, she set up many successful events, was responsible for bringing the Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention to Oshkosh in 2019, and participated in many committees, caucuses, and other events at every level. 

Lynn was one of those people you never forget meeting. She was always genuine and engaged, actively listening and caring about you and your thoughts and feelings. She had a way of making a person feel special without even trying. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who would do anything for those she knew. Heaven certainly got one of the best of us, but before that she touched the lives of so many in countless positive ways. We will certainly miss her, but our lives have become richer for having her in our lives. 

There will be a visitation at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, 402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh, WI on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11am-1pm, with the service immediately following at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests cash donations to a memorial fund set up to honor Lynn.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Eastside

402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Eastside

402 Waugoo Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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