A Celebration of Life service for Ingeburg Starr, 82, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 18th at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave., Lawrence, Kansas.
Inge died Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Her body was cremated and laid to rest with her husband Merle, at the Leavenworth VA National Cemetery on Friday December 10th, 2010.
Inge was born on May 13th, 1928 in Solingen, Germany, the daughter of August and Paula Hermann’s.
Upon her graduation from school in Solingen, she worked several years in both Germany and England. She immigrated to the United States in 1956 and was extremely proud to become a naturalized citizen of the United States of America on February 27th, 1961 .
In her early arrival, she gained employment as a nanny in the New York area. Shortly thereafter, Inge met and married Merle and began her life as a wife to a career Air Force veteran. They traveled extensively and lived in many different areas of the country. In 1969 they moved to Lawrence and settled in to raise their sons Kenny and John.
Inge was well known among her family, friends and church members for her wonderful cooking and baking talents. She put her love, heart and soul into each and every dish that she served. Inge was a popular chef for the Oompahfest Festival and the Oktoberfest held at St. Johns Catholic Church which is held annually in Lawrence. Her homemade German Christmas Stolen was a favorite of many-many friends.
She will also be remembered for the kind, gentle, welcoming and loving spirit that she carried with her at all times. Her care and concern for others were always a priority in her life. Her holiday tables usually consisted of family and many others who were unable to make it home or those that had no family.
Inge retired after 27 years of working at the Kansas University Computer Center and later the Watson Library.
She was preceded in death by her husband Merle, two brothers, a sister and her parents and step-sons, Bill and Bobby Starr.
She is survived by sons, Kenny and John Starr both of Lawrence, Kansas, step-daughters Wanda May of Show Low, Arizona, Debbie O’Neil of Arizona, Merle “Roger” Starr of Ketchikan, Alaska and many extended family members.
The family suggests memorials to the Breast Cancer Society Inc. or Redeemer Lutheran Church in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.