Anita Jean Tingle

Nov. 11, 1916 — Sept. 29, 2014

Anita Jean TingleAnita Jean Tingle of Waukesha died Monday, September 29, 2014, at her home at Avalon Square at the age of 97 years. She was born in Kewanee, Ill., on November 11, 1916, the daughter of Irving and Gertrude (nee Bacon) Mellott.

Anita was a 1975 graduate of Carroll University. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, the Practical Club and the Waukesha Garden Club. Anita enjoyed volunteering at the library and the Waukesha County Historical Society, where she was a member.

She will be sadly missed by her five children, Jaqueline (Don) Polzin of Thiensville, Clark Tingle of Cadiz, Ky., Marie Mellott of Shorewood, Linda (Bruce) Kerr of California and Quintina Mellott of Taos, N.M.; along with six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister Elizabeth Kuss of Illinois, half-sister Annette Brissenden of Massachusetts, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1981 and an infant brother.

A memorial service honoring Anita’s life will be held on Friday, October 3, at 4:00PM at the chapel of Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186. The Reverend Erin Musolf will preside. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Mabel Cemetery in Minnesota.

Memorials in Anita’s name are appreciated to the Waukesha County Historical Society, 101 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.