Gary Pingle

Saturday, November 29, 2003

ANNA, Ill. -- Gary L. Pingle, 51, of Anna died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at his home after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

He was born Nov. 2, 1952, in Dearborn, Mich., to Kenneth and Mary Pingle. He married Jane Bittner on Aug. 1, 1981, in Wauconda.

He served in the Navy for eight years, including fighting in Vietnam. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University and worked for several computer companies. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden.

Survivors include his wife; a sister, Linda Fitzgerald of Pickney, Mich.; two brothers, Mike Pingle of Westland, Mich., and Richard Pingle.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden. The funeral immediately will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Federico Higuera officiating. Cremation will follow.