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John E. Ingels, 89, Kokomo, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Kokomo, to Ward Ray and Bessie (Duke) Ingels. On Dec. 21, 1958, he married Joan Louise Kraner at Grace United Methodist Church in Kokomo, and she survives.
John served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a 1946 graduate of Kokomo High School and a 1950 graduate of Purdue University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in agriculture and education. Following college, he initially taught at Eastern High School but decided to return to agriculture on his family farm. After retiring from farming, he worked at Adler Seeds during his semi-retirement. He was an avid reader and was a member of the Greentown Lions Club and Grace United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Joan Ingels, he is survived by his daughters, Kathy (Brian) Wuertemberger, Richmond, Nancy Ingels, Indianapolis, and Judy (Tony) Joostberns, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Thomas and Nichol Wuertemberger, and Anna and Kyra Joostberns; and sister-in-law, Rosalie Ingels, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Eugene Ingels.
A memorial service for John will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St., with the Rev. Dr. P. Mark Hill and the Rev. Larry Newberg officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greentown Lions Club. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on December 21, 2017
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