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Dick Pingel

August 11, 1942 — April 8, 2021


Richard “Dick” D. Pingel, 78, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Dick was born August 11, 1942, to the late Lillis and Frank Pingel in Ashland, Wisconsin. While Dick was in grade school, his family moved to the Wausau area. Dick graduated from Newman High School in 1961.

Dick married Vicky Maltbey on October 24, 1964, at Saint Anne Parish, Wausau.

Dick worked as a front-end manager at 29 Super Market and later became an insurance agent.

Dick was a sports lover, and a big fan of the Packers, Brewers, and Bucks. He was a big supporter of Newman Athletics and enjoyed coaching his sons in baseball.

Dick was a loving father, husband, and grandfather, and family was very important to him. He was a faithful man and a parishioner at St. Anne in Wausau for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Vicky; his six children: Tori (Jim) Glenetski of Wausau; Todd (Pamela) Pingel of Appleton; Ted Pingel of Wausau; Rob (Jessica LaVoncher) Pingel of Cedarburg; John (Tory) Pingel of Stevens Point; Michelle (Brian) Berens of Marathon; thirteen grandchildren: Terek Glenetski; Emily, Samuel, Ray, and Esther Pingel; Eleanor, Vincent, and Elizabeth Pingel; Peyton and Juliet Pingel; Sawyer, Westin, and Claire Berens. Brothers, William (Carol) Pingel of Appleton and Michael (Judy) Pingel of Wausau. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, Sandra (Robert) McCabe and Schron (Marv) Schael; and brothers-in-law, Jack Pufall, Tim (Wendy) Maltbey and Tom (Sharon) Maltbey; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lillis Pingel; parents-in-law, Victor and Dorothy Maltbey; brother James, sister Mary Colleen (Pufall), sister-in-law Marcia Maltbey, and grandson Matthew Pingel.

The family would like to thank Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Parish, 700 W. Bridge Street, Wausau. Visitation will be held at 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Private entombment will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude and Aspirus Hospice Services. Dick’s service will be streamed live and made available for future viewing at

Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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