Mount Vernon News
  • Carl R. Ingling

  • September 16, 2010

REYNOLDSBURG — Born in Cadillac, Mich., on Feb. 9, 1936, Carl Raymond Ingling was the son of Carl Raymond Ingling Sr. and Madeline Heintz Ingling, both deceased. He grew up working on his family’s dairy farm near Frederick, Md., then earned an undergraduate degree in physics at Duke University and a doctorate in psychology at the University of Rochester, specializing in vision research at the Center for Visual Science. In 1968, he became a faculty member in the Biophysics Department at The Ohio State University. He was widely recognized for his innovative research in human color vision conducted at the university’s Institute for Research in Vision. Many of his doctoral students went on to successful careers in that field. He retired from the university in 2000.

Carl is survived by Mary Craig Powell, his devoted wife of 21 years; his brother, Allen L. Ingling of Lanham, Md.; his sister, Linda Ingling Rogness of Zanesville; and by three children from a previous marriage, Allen Wallis Ingling of Overland Park, Kan., his wife Karen and children William and Eileen; Barbara Ingling Wharton of Centerburg, her husband Andrew and children, Eric and John; and Carl Thomas Ingling of Dallas, Texas, and partner Tara Ellison.

Carl passed away peacefully at Yorkland Park Care Center near Reynoldsburg after a long illness. He was 74 years old. A private memorial event will be held for the family on Sept. 18. The family requests that donations go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, ATTN: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780, or online at

Submitted by Nancy Ingling.

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