Harry Ingold

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Harry W. Ingold, 85, of Freeburg, IL, born August 31, 1936, in Durham, NC, died Monday, January 31, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Ingold was a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force. He served in the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and many other commendations. Later in his career, he worked in the communications office in Washington D.C. and helped set up the Emergency Broadcast System. Harry was a member of First Baptist Church, Freeburg, IL, where he served as a Sunday school teacher for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and his orchard and pecan trees.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Nova, nee Glover, Ingold; and two sisters, Sylvia (Hank) McCown and Sue Flowers.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce, nee Hubbard, Ingold, whom he married on May 9, 1959; two children, Teresa (Michael) Cherney of Omaha, NE,    and Gregory (Cynthia) Ingold of Freeburg, IL; six grandchildren, Katelyn (Ryan) McDermott and their children, Remington and Clementine of Sloan, IA, Eric Cherney of Omaha, NE, Harrison Ingold of St. Louis, MO, Kristen (U.S. Navy Lt. JG Dan) Lindauer of Norfolk, VA, Megan Ingold of Freeburg, IL, and Lauren Ingold of Freeburg, IL; a niece, Ann Mann of Raleigh, NC; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Freeburg Library or to BJC Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Masks are required.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL. Masks are required.



10 Comments on Harry Ingold

Robert Sanders said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2023 at 11:11 AM

What a shock. I served under then Major Ingold at Tuy Hoa Vietnam in 1969-70. I admired him a lot. He had the best qualities for a senior officer than I had ever met. Rest in piece my friend.

  • Saint James
  • MO
Ann Mann said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2022 at 12:01 AM

I can't believe my Uncle has passed. He was always the "hero" in our family. He was my Grandma's most beloved son and my Mama's dearly beloved brother. Joyce,Terri and Greg my heart is so sad for ya'll. Uncle Harry was one of a kind. A truly good man.

  • Raleigh
  • NC
Bob and Evelyn Gauch said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 12:22 PM

Sorry for your loss. we will keep you in our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ron Matchett said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2022 at 12:31 AM

To the Ingold Family - I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. My deepest sympathy to all. May Harry rest in peace. God's blessings to all.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Julie Baker said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2022 at 11:04 AM

Greg, I am so sorry about your Dad. I had no idea he passed until recently. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Ekstrand family said : Guest Report Feb 03, 2022 at 8:06 AM

To Joyce and family: Our deepest sympathy to you and all...thoughts and prayers and God's blessings.. AnnaLee, Dave and family

  • OFallon
  • IL
Phill, Lesia, Stephanie and Jason Zipfel said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 7:32 PM

Joyce and family our hearts are broken for your loss. What a very special man Harry was to us. We loved him like our own. We’ll hold him in the fabric of our family memories always. “….but as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Lord my refuge…” (Psalm 73:28)

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Karen Voelker said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 2:22 PM

Joyce, I am so sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. Our love and sympathy goes out to you and your family, and a special prayer for you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
JANET GROH said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2022 at 5:39 AM

My sympathy to you Joyce and your family. God bless.

  • FL
Kristen Lindauer said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2022 at 6:34 PM

You taught me so many things. There was and still is so much I don’t know. I am so blessed to have a grandfather like you: the only one I had the privilege to know and love. Although I wish we had more time, I am incredibly grateful you could see me on my graduation day, wedding day, and one last holiday season. We will take care of Joyce for you. We love you, Grandpa.

  • Norfolk
  • Virginia

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