Ingrid Kate Bunde Wilson-Morgan not only joined her Lord in Heaven on July 28th 2018, but she is surely dancing with her beloved husband Charley. Ingrid was born in Berlin, Germany, on March 9th, 1928 to Karl and Kate Bunde.
She lived through a time in history that was filled with sorrows and with laughter. In later years, she was blessed to recall principally the best of her memories which included her father taking her to the World Olympics in Berlin in 1936 – for which he had welded Olympic rings for the Stadium - where Jessie Owens ran and won gold,; and the generosity of the many pilots in 1948 that dropped packages of food during the Berlin Airlift.
In 1949 post-war Berlin, Ingrid met the love of her life Charley Leroy Wilson. They married on June 14th, 1952 and later that year travelled to the United States where Ingrid then became a proud citizen residing first in Woodland and then in Hastings. In 1953, Charley and Ingrid brought her remaining family to this country – her mother and father, grandmother Anna Marie, and beloved dog Teddy.
Ingrid was known for her wonderful sense of humor, love of dancing, compassion for creatures great and small including her cat Shadow , Plecostomus Oscar, and Grand-Dogs Bella and Teddy Finn, and occasional excitement for an hour at Gun Lake Casino on the penny slots. She was a fierce protector of her family and happiest and at peace in her “Pink Palace” sharing a cup of tea overlooking her garden.
Her cares and prayers were many: for her Wilson family and remaining family and friends in Germany; for her Grace Lutheran Family where she was a member some 65 years, as well as an Assisting and Stephen Minister; for Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital and her fellow Volunteers – particularly her faithful “chauffeur” Rose Wood; and for the many military veterans. Even in her last hours, Ingrid was grateful and gracious, offering her caregivers a glass of “sparkle water.”
Ingrid was preceded in death by her parents Karl and Kate, grandmother Anna, brother Rudi, her first-born Steven Lane, her husband Charley, son-in-law George C.Winick, as well as her second husband James Morgan.
She is survived by her three daughters, “Charley’s Angels” - Carla Wilson-Neil, Kristi Wilson-Winick and Traci Wales; Son-in-Laws Ron Neil and Steve Wales; grand children Misha Neil, Shayna (James) Gibbons, Justin Selleck, Kali Wales, Connor Wales,
Becki Neil Knop, Erin Neil Ginn; great grand children Raylan Gibbons, Alex Knop, Emily Knop, Aaron Knop, Nicholas Ginn, Carson Ginn; great-great grand son Jackson Knop; and anticipated family member Colton Ranguette. Ingrid is also survived by and remains in contact with her cousins in Germany Margrit Weber and Yvonne Klinzman, as well as special friends Hannah GutenMorgan, Peter and Barbel Kebschull, Anita Mika, and Bernd Strauss. She also was a faithful pen pal to Regina Stevenson of Augusta, Georgia.
The funeral is being held Thursday, August 2, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with visitation that morning from 10 – 11 a.m., and a visitation will also be held Tuesday, July 31, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Girrbach Funeral Home. Those wishing may honor Ingrid with a remembrance to The Spectrum Health Pennock Foundation designating as desired (Hospice, Cancer, Surgery Suite, etc.) or a hospice of their choice.