Gary L. Pingel, 65, Phillips died on Saturday, January 4, 2013, at his home with his family at his side. He was born on February 21, 1948, in FondDuLac, Wis., the son of Wilber and Verna (Mittlestadt) Pingel. He spent his early life and schooling in Marshfield and Stevens Point. He attended and graduated from Stevens Point High School, Class of 1966. He then attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where he majored in Business Administration. While attending the University he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He was married to Sheryl McWeeny on April 19, 1970, in Stevens Point, Wis., They celebrated over 43 years of marriage together
He was employed as a Grocery Store Manager in stores. in Stevens Point, Madison, Fort Atkinson, Antigo, Phillips, Prentice, and Tomahawk, prior to his retirement.
In his free time he was an avid bowler where he bowled three 700 series, enjoyed golfing, watching sports, reading and spending time with his family and friends especially his four grandsons.
He is survived by his wife Sheryl, Phillips, by 3 children: Walter (Anne) and Matthew, all of Green Bay, and Cindy (Gary) Burnett, Minocqua, by 4 grandsons: Connor and Carter Pingel, and Jackson and Drew Burnett, by 3 brothers: Richard (Char) Pingel, Plover, Wis., Donald (Kathy) Pingel, River Falls, Wis., and Michael (Jody) Pingel, Green Bay, by 1 Sister-in-law Janice (Larry) Schleusner, Edgerton, Wis., by his GodMother Doris Eberhard, Green Bay, and many close family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of his life will held at a later date.
A Memorial Fund has been established.
The Heindl Funeral Home, Phillips, is in charge of the arrangements.