Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Anthony “Tony” Rischling, 36, of Grand Island who died Friday, June 17, 2016. He taught band for the Grand Island Public Schools for the past 10 years. In addition to teaching band, Rischling played for 16 years as a member of the 43rd Army Band in the U.S. Army National Guard, where he attained the rank of sergeant. Rischling also played trombone II in the Hastings Symphony. He was a member of the Cornhusker marching band in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
Rischling and his wife, Marla, who teaches orchestra for Grand Island’s middle schools, have three children: Audra, Lucas and Hadley.
Mass of Christian burial for Rischling will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island. Online remembrances may be left at www.giallfaiths.com.
You can read more about Tony Rischling in the Grand Island Daily Independent article, “Tony Rischling remembered as a true friend, teacher who loved his students” or read his obituary.