On April 25, 2019, God opened his arms and welcomed Ann (Nana) Hallinger into eternal rest. She died peacefully at her home surrounded by family after a full life of 92 years. She was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Hillje to William and Albina Shimek Tymel.
Ann (Nana) married Frank Hallinger Sr. on June 7, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pa. They were married 66 years until his death in 2013. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her therapy was her garden, flowerbeds, fishing and playing dominos. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Roach and husband John and Becky Hardin and husband Robert, both of El Campo; son, Frank “Rusty” Hallinger Jr. and wife Karen of Wharton; grandchildren, Tiffany Riha, Ashley Koudela and husband Jason, Lauren Moreno and husband Brian, Amy Hardin and fiancé Pete Martinez, Chad Hallinger and wife Kristy, Heath Hallinger and wife Audrey, Ryan Hallinger, Kyle Hallinger and wife Destiny and Holly Class and fiancé Tommy Andrews; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Henrietta Preite of El Campo, Leona Bachus of California and Angeline DeSanto of Pennsylvania and special friend, Shirley Shorter.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Hallinger Sr.; daughter, Cindy Waligura; sisters, Lillian Musslewhite, Josephine Volpe and Julia Tymel and brothers, James and Edward Tymel.
Visitation begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Triska Funeral Home with a CDA Rosary recited at 6 p.m. Funeral Mass begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at St. John Catholic Church in New Taiton with the Rev. Gabriel Oduro Tawiah officiating. Burial will follow at Lehrer Memorial Cemetery in Garwood.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Frantom, Joe Millhouse, Jason Koudela, Cole Riha, Heath Hallinger and Chad Hallinger.
Memorial donations in memory of Ann may be made to Everyday Heroes, P.O. Box 384, El Campo, TX 77437.
Condolences may be left for the family online at www.triskafuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.