Tony Michael Agle- 76 of Farwell earned his angel wings and met his heavenly father on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Tony was born the oldest of 4 boys, on October 13, 1943 to parents Ray and Beaulah Agle, in Alma, Michigan. He attended grade school in a one room schoolhouse. His following school years were spent attending Farwell Area Schools. He played football in high school and this is where he likely acquired the nickname “Bear”. Wanda says he has always been a gentle “Bear”. During High School, Tony worked at his father’s Service Station. While he was in high school, his family hosted a foreign exchange student named Pierre. Pierre and Tony have continued to remain lifelong friends. In fact, Pierre stood with Tony as best man when he married the love of his life, Wanda Miller on July 20, 1974. Tony and Wanda have been inseparable ever since. After high school, in 1962, Tony began work at General Motors, Buick Motor Division. He always humorously referred to GM as “Generous Motors”. He worked at GM for 33 years with perfect attendance, with the exception of 1965 – 1967 while he served in the US Army. He served primarily in Germany and France. While in the service he was decorated with a Good Conduct Medal, a Marksman (rifle) and the National Defense Medal. He then returned to work at GM until his retirement in 1995. He and Wanda raised their two beautiful daughters, Michelle and Gloria in Clio, Michigan. Tony was one of the founding members of the Clio Area Neighborhood Crime Watch. He was also the president of the Clio Cheerleading Boosters and never missed any event that his girls were involved in. Once Tony and Wanda drove out to Kansas City Missouri to watch Gloria’s team compete in the National Cheerleading Competition, and while there they spared the girls the expense of eating at the hotel and provided nightly fast food to the entire team. He loved to surprise his girls with winter storm road trips for hot chocolate and donuts. Tony was always ready for a road trip, especially if someone needed a rescue. He once drove to Pennsylvania so that his niece would not have to endure a 24-hour layover. Another time, his nephew who was driving truck over the road and was stranded for 3 days, but instead, Uncle Tony came to the rescue and brought him home. Tony never hesitated to help a friend, family member or stranger, no matter the distance. Despite looking like Santa Claus, Tony was always quick to say, “Bah Humbug”. Occasionally for a child he would play along and give a sly wink. Even though he pretended to be a scrooge, he was always first in line to help Wanda bake and deliver her famous Christmas Cookie boxes and put up all the lights. After Tony retired, Tony and Wanda moved back to Farwell where he and Wanda opened the Party Haus. He was always willing to help Wanda make cakes and deliver balloons. They were very active in the Farwell Community. They were active members of the Farwell Area Chamber of Commerce, Farwell Labor Day Committee and the Farwell United Methodist Church. For a while they wintered in Alabama but eventually returned home to Farwell, where they belong. Upon returning to Farwell, became members of the Clare Congregational UCC. Tony continued to serve for as long as he was able. Tony is survived by his beloved wife Wanda, two daughters; Michelle Morgan and husband Sonny of Mt. Morris, Gloria LaFollette and husband Eric of Fairfield, Iowa, four grandchildren; Kimberly, Kourtney, and Sonny Morgan, and Conner LaFollette, and brother Neal Agle and wife Linda of Farwell, Lee Agle and wife Regina of Clare, and many special family members and friends.. Tony was preceded in death by his parents, his best friend Calvin Jackson and brother Archie Agle. A celebration of Tony’s life is planned for Saturday, January 18, 2020 beginning to gather at 12PM, with the celebration commencing at 1PM. Pastor Connie Bongard will officiate. A time of visiting and a luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.CampbellStocking.com Arrangements have been entrusted to the Campbell Stocking Funeral Home in Farwell.
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