In Memory of

Anna Marie Pingel

June 26, 1946 - August 28, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Anna Marie Pingel

Anna Marie Pingel

Born: June 26, 1946
Died: August 28, 2018
Age: 72

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Anna Marie Pingel, the daughter of Chester and Stella (Tomaszewski) Michalak, was born June 26, 1946 in Wieden, Germany.  Her family moved to New Jersey in 1951, where she received her education, graduating from Collier High School in Trenton, NJ. Two children were born from her 1st marriage: Anje and Craig.  They moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1966.

      Anna married Douglas William Pingel on March 12, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV.  After their marriage, they continued to live in
Spencer, Iowa.  She worked for Spencer Foods, where she was head of security for several years until her retirement.  Anna and Doug enjoyed traveling, their membership in the Corvette Car Club and loved NASCAR, BINGO and going to casinos.

     She passed away at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa at the age of 72.  Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Douglas in 2013; a son, Craig Miller in 2005; a brother, Chester Michalak and a grandson, Max.

     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Anje Johnson and her husband, Darin of Dickens; a daughter-in-law, Holly Miller of Spencer; stepchildren: Shawn Pingel and his wife, Kari and Bill Pingel and his wife, Peggy all of Spencer; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; two brothers: Ed (LeeAnn) Michalak and John (Camille) Michalak all of New Jersey; one sister, Mary Barrett of New Jersey and two special friends: Lori Peters and Beth Reskie.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held following the services at Weasy's in Spencer.
Father Tim Hogan
Louis Valenza
Louis LoBue
Jon Michalak
Kyle Michalak
(Chino) Angelo Irizarry
Todd Miller
Scott Miller
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services with the family present.
"Amazing Grace"
By Emma Wicks

Special Music
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa
Privately at a later date


Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:34 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Steve & Barb Meyer
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 12:20 PM
“Anje, so sorry to hear this, she was a fun lady, had not seen her in quite awhile, fond memories of the times we had when you and Craig were little, sending prayers.”
- Nancy Newgard
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:21 AM
“Please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. We pray that the memory of your mom will help heal a broken heart. We are so sorry for your loss!”
- Matt & Sara Morrow
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:20 AM
“Our sincere condolences for your family's loss of Anna, praying that friends and family be comforted in knowing that the peace of God can support you all during this very difficult time as promised in the healing words of Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds.” May this peace bring back wonderful memories of Anna to help comfort and warm your hearts.

With heartfelt prayers,
The Snyders
- The Snyders
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:40 AM
“To the family and friends of Anna
My heart aches for you ...
You are all in my prayers !”
- Rhonda Olson
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:57 AM
“So sorry for your loss. You were blessed with the best mom Anje. She was very special to our family. Anna will be dearly missed strongest lady I know.”
- Bob and Lorie Peters
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM
“Angie, I am sorry to read about your mom's passing. Prayers for you and your family.”
- Brenda Griffin
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 8:37 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Always enjoyed visiting with your mom. She will be missed by many..”
- Dale & Becky Woolery
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 4:49 PM
“My Sympathy. Your Mom was such a sweet lady Anji, always enjoyed talking with her.”
- Diane Mozena
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