Arol F. Amling, 90,
of Valparaiso, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019.
He was born
December 31, 1928, in Pana, IL, to Martin and Tillie (Eitzman) Amling.
He graduated from
Pana High School, then attended Valparaiso University where he anchored the
offensive line on the Crusaders last two undefeated campaigns in 1950 and
1951 with a Cigar Bowl appearance. Then Arol served proudly with the U.S.
Army in Korea. He went on to teach and coach for nearly 40 years at Portage
High School where his corny jokes became legendary. Arol was a founding
member of Regional Federal Credit Union, proud member of Valparaiso Kiwanis
Club, and an active lifelong Missouri Synod Lutheran. His active and
eclectic style allowed him to enjoy ceramic painting, caricature drawing, a
hobby farm with cows and a generous vegetable garden, investing, innumerable
Red Cross blood donations, pinochle and poker nights with friends, softball
leagues, golf, and service in numerous church offices.
On June 1, 1957 he
married Rachel Kasten who preceded him in death in 2015.
their children, Steven (Zakia) Amling, Neil Amling, Doris Amling, Daniel
(Suzanne) Amling, Julie Amling and Amy (Chuck) Saunders, his brother, James
(Carol) Amling, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was also
preceded in death by his parents, daughter Lora, brothers, Martin, Warren
and William, and beloved step-mother, Winnie.
A visitation will
be held Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso.
The funeral service
will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 N.
Washington St., Valparaiso, with Rev. Joseph Ostafinski officiating and
burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.
may be made to Heritage Lutheran Church.