March 10, 1938 – May 8, 2013
Lingl, Anton 1938 to 2013 died suddenly on May 8 at his residence he was 75. Anton was born in Sokolovac, Croatia, the son of John and Pauline Lingl. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 and became a citizen in 1961. After his graduation from Alma College, he began his teaching career at Pontiac Central High School and taught there for over 30 years, finally retiring in 1993. He received two Masters Degrees, one from Eastern Michigan University and the other from Michigan State University; he also received his Ph.D from Columbia Pacific University. He married Carol Warner on June 12, 1971 in Brighton, Michigan at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Together they raised their children in Brighton. Anton enjoyed wood carving and the outdoors and many of his carvings replicated nature, especially swans, as well as religious figures; he will be fondly remembered as the “Swan Carver” by his family. Anton leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife; Carol, children; Carol (Michael) Theisen and John (Jenny) Lingl, parents; John and Pauline Lingl, grandchildren; Sarah, Katie and Michael Theisen and Jacob Lingl, a sister; Theresa Lingl, brother in law; Robert Warner, and nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (530 Elizabeth St. Ann Arbor) at 10:00 A.M. The family will receive friends at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel on Monday evening May 13 from 5:00 until 8:00. There also will be an hour of visitation at the church prior to the service. The funeral procession will take Anton to his final resting place for burial in Forest Hill Cemetery followed by a catered reception at Muehlig Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be offered to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Please visit www.muehligannarbor.com to leave the family your condolences.
- Visitation At The Funeral Chapel Monday, May 13, 2013
- Visitation At The Church Tuesday, May 14, 2013
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 14, 2013
- Laid To Rest, Reception Following Burial Service
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May 13, 2013
My Mother first saw Tony standing outside our house. She asked me, who is that boy? I answered that he was from Germany. She told me to have him come in the house. Tony and I were both nine years old. Although Tony spoke only a few words of English,we were still able to communicate. Tony and I became fifelong friends. But Tony was not a fraidy boy, and he quickly made a lot of friends.
May 10, 2013
I taught at Pontiac Central High School with Anton for 28 years. He was an outstanding educator who set high standards for and challenged his students. I can remember well our rather "speedy" trips to the Dakota Inn with Anton. What great times we had embracing German beer and culture. Tony tried to get me to go to the motherland with him shortly after we met. Unfortunately, I was too intimidated to seize the opportunity. I regret that decision to this day.
I can well remember how proud Tony was as he announced the birth of his children Carol and John.. Those cigars in the main office sure did disappear fast. What fun we had bating him in the men's lounge in the old building. My memories of this outstanding teacher and good guy speak to his legacy. My condolences to Carol and family. RIP, Tony.
Jason & Gwen Paradowski
May 10, 2013
You are in our prayers.