H arold Gene Ingwerson, age 85, of Silver Lake, KS passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at a Topeka hospital. Harold was born September 4, 1928 near Summerfield, KS the eldest son of Bill and Pearl Hinton Ingwerson. He attended Rosenweed School near Pawnee City, NE before moving to the family farm north of Bern in 1942. Harold graduated from Bern High School in 1946 and married his high school sweetheart, Betty Hatch on July 29, 1946. Harold farmed most of his life in the Bern community except from 1957-1958, when he was employed by Boeing in Wichita, KS. His values and family ultimately lead him back to the farm where he enjoyed working with livestock and working the land. Later in life Harold extended his farming operation to the Silver Lake community in order to be closer to his family.
Harold was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Spreer and a brother, Gale Ingwerson. Harold is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Betty of the home; a son, Jim (Mary) Ingwerson of Topeka, KS; a daughter, Theresa (Ron) Wetzel of Silver Lake, KS; 3 grandchildren, Gene (Kristin) Ingwerson of Topeka, KS, Ilara (Johnny) Ringgold of Topeka, KS and Cauitta (Jon) Robeson of Louisville, NE; two brothers, Donald (Lona) Ingwerson of Laguna Beach, CA and Darrell (Bev) Ingwerson of Maple Grove, MN; a sister, Dorothy (Carl) Peele of Tucson, AZ; a brother-in-law, Herman Spreer Jr. of Wichita, KS; 8 great grandchildren, Ashley Ingwerson of Lawrence, KS, Austin Ingwerson of Watford City, ND, Jarrett Ingwerson of Topeka, KS, Riley Ringgold of Topeka, KS, Ronald Chase Ringgold, stationed in the Marine Corp in San Diego, CA, Tucker Ringgold of Topeka, KS, Cammy Robeson and Diesel Robeson, both of Louisville, NE.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bern United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha. Interment will be at the Bern Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be sent in care of Popkess Mortuary for charities to be named later.