CHENOA — Milton L. Tinges, 84, of Chenoa, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, with Father Carl LoPresti officiating. Burial will follow in Chenoa Cemetery, Chenoa, with military honors conducted by the Chenoa American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chenoa, or South East Livingston County Ambulance Service (SELCAS).
Mr. Tinges was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Pontiac, moving to Chenoa in 1935, the son of William J. and Elma Stephenson Tinges. He married Alieta Hornsby on Aug. 25, 1951, in Morris. She survives in Chenoa.
Other survivors include two sisters, Shirley (James) Stymiest, Streator, and Sally (Chuck) Kauffman, Chenoa, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Tinges.
Milton served his country in Korea from 1952 to 1954 in the U.S. Army Air Corps, being discharged from Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, Texas. Milton and Alieta returned to Chenoa in 1954 and assumed their role in the family business with Pontiac cars and GMC trucks, eventually going into Evinrude motors and Sea Nymph boats, which they really enjoyed for many years.
A guest registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.