Louis F. Ingwersen (1931-2022)
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 7/13/2022 at 07:34:34
Louis F. Ingwersen of DeWitt, passed away Friday morning, July 8, 2022, of natural causes at Prairie Hills, Clinton. He was attended by his wife and love of his life, Catherine. They shared 66 years of marriage. Visitation will be held at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 12, 2022, Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt. Burial and Military Rites will follow at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Livestreaming of the service will be hosted at https://www.facebook.com/schultzfuneralhomes/live.
Born in Bryant, July 19, 1931, he was the son of William and Lucretia (Siver) Ingwersen. He attended Goose Lake Public School until he moved to Welton Schools his junior year. He played basketball and graduated in 1948. Louis served in the US Army during the Korean War as Company Clerk and has been a member of the Eugene McManus American Legion Post #238 for 63 years.
Known to most as Louie, he valued hard work, family, and friends. In his younger years, he taught ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray and was a salesman at Machel Oil Company in Clinton. He moved to the farm in 1958. While farming, he drove for Jack Hawthorne Trucking, sold real estate, and worked maintenance and in the storeroom at Hawkeye Chemical Company. After selling the farm in 2004, Louie continued to drive grain trucks until he fully retired in 2013.
Among other interests, Louie flew a small plane, played cards, was involved in politics, owned a small boat and went fishing, loved dancing with his wife, enjoyed coffee club with his friends, traveled on bus trips, and spent time with his family. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in DeWitt.
He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; children, Dennis (Joan), Louis (Jane), Christina (Bud) Towns, and David (Tamara); 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one on the way; and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Herbert (Lois), and a niece and nephew.
Arrangements are in the care of Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.
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