Mick Tingelhoff Obituary – Death : Vikings Hall of Fame Center, Mick Tingelhoff Passed Away at 81

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Mick Tingelhoff Obituary – Death, Cause of deathMick Tingelhoff the Hall of Fame center who started in 240 consecutive games in his 17 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and who played in four Super Bowls, died on Saturday September 11, 2021 at an assisted living facility in Lakeville, Minn. He passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at the age of 81 at her home leaving family members, loved ones and friends in great grief and fear.

 

Cause of Mick Tingelhoff‘s Death…

Mick Tingelhoff the Hall of Fame center who started in 240 consecutive games in his 17 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and who played in four Super Bowls, died on Saturday September 11, 2021 at an assisted living facility in Lakeville, Minn. He passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at the age of 81 of her home leaving family members, loved ones and friends in great grief and fear.

Phyllis said that the cause was Parkinson’s disease with dementia. According to our source, no cause of death has been declared as investigation is still on-going at the time of gathering this report.

 

How Old Was Mick Tingelhoff When He Died ?

Ans- He was 81 years old when he died.

 

Who Was Mick Tingelhoff

Henry Michael Tingelhoff was born on May 22, 1940, in Lexington, Neb., the youngest of six children of Henry and Clara (Ortmeier) Tingelhoff. He grew up on a family farm and played at center and linebacker for Lexington High School, but his parents never attended his games.

“Dad thought football was a waste of time,” Tingelhoff recalled in 2015. “They weren’t real happy that I got a scholarship to Nebraska. They wanted me to stay on the farm.”

In addition to his wife, Phyllis (Kent) Tingelhoff, he is survived by their sons Michael and Patrick, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tingelhoff, who played at center and linebacker for three seasons at the University of Nebraska, wasn’t selected in the N.F.L.’s 1962 draft. But the Vikings signed him, envisioning him as a linebacker.

They shifted him to center in their second preseason game, and he became an anchor of their offensive line. He was selected for the Pro Bowl in six consecutive seasons and named a first-team All-Pro five times in the 1960s. Listed at 6 feet 2 inches and 237 pounds, he was quick on his feet and tough enough to block burly defensive linemen.

After leaving pro football, Tingelhoff worked in commercial real estate. Bud Grant called him “one of the greatest Vikings of all time.” He played on teams that lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the January 1970 Super Bowl, the Miami Dolphins in 1974, the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975 and the Oakland Raiders in 1977.

We pray that God grants those who are affected by this death the fortitude to carry on. Losing a beloved one is one of the most difficult feelings on earth. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family members and friend.