Roy Stanley Tingquist
Roy S. Tingquist, age 95 of Hastings, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Roy was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 20, 1924, the son of Lillian (Evenson) and John Tingquist. He graduated from Central High School in St. Paul and was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was part of the Signal Corps, 6th Army, in the Pacific Theater, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was honored to be present at the formal surrender of the Japanese Army at Luzon.
After his return from the war, he attended the University of Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
During his career, he worked as an auditor for the State of Minnesota and Honeywell's Aero Division. One of the highlights of his life was working for UNIVAC in the development of some of the world's first computers as a programmer and systems analyst. He eventually retired from the State of Minnesota as a legislative auditor.
While in Dakota County for work, he met the love of his life, Elizabeth (Bette) Marschall. They were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church on September 23, 1955 by Father Bernard Hwang. On their 30th anniversary, to the surprise of Bette, Roy was baptized into the Catholic faith by the same priest. What a beautiful anniversary gift!
Roy was known for his kind, gentle, and congenial personality. He truly did not have an enemy in the world. He enjoyed great conversation, a good book, wintering with Bette in Gulf Shores, Alabama, an occasional round of golf, and Saturday afternoons listening to opera.
Roy is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lorraine (Bob) Weinberger and Marilyn (Quentin) Elliott. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 63 years, Bette; his son David (Liz) Tingquist and his grandsons Nick (Caroline) and Alex, all of Little Rock, Arkansas; his nephews Mark (Lisa) Weinberger of White Bear Lake, Minnesota and Bruce Weinberger of Boise, Idaho.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Regina Memorial Chapel, 1175 Nininger Rd., Hastings MN 55033. A private family interment will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery with military honors. Memorials are appreciated to the Salvation Army as it was always near to Roy's heart.
Roy's family would like to give a special thank you to the wonderful staff at both Regina Care Center and Moments Hospice for their loving care of Roy and Bette over the last few years. Also a huge thank you to all Dave's cousins who were always willing to go to Regina Care Center at a moments notice.
Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HastingsMNFuneral.com.