Ingrid Margarete Kochmann|
May 1, 1923-Apr. 20, 2014
Resident of Concord
Ingrid Kochmann passed away on Easter Sunday from cancer at her home in Concord. She was 90 years old.
Ingrid was born in Unruhstadt, Germany and lived through the turbulent World War II years. She studied to be an accountant in Germany and immigrated with her late husband Karl and 2 young children to the United States in 1956. Thereafter she was a homemaker.
Ingrid was an avid animal lover and whenever you hear the expression "She wouldn't even kill a fly" you should think of her as she even went so far as to catch house flies and then release them. She was also a vegetarian when many, especially in her generation, were not. For many years Ingrid volunteered at a local wildlife charity and helped save thousands of birds, squirrels and the like. She also loved gardening and all things associated with nature.
Ingrid is survived by two children, Karin Wagner of Walnut Creek and Thomas Kochmann of Martinez. She also leaves behind her sister, Gisela Nuernberg of Concord, niece, Ingrid Nuernberg of N. Hollywood and granddaughter Amy Kochmann-Gray also of Concord.
Memorial services will be held at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Road, Lafayette, 925-935-3311 on Monday, May 5th at 10:30 am in the Redwood Chapel. A reception will be held immediately following at the Inspiration Chapel. The Rev. Andreas Pielhoop will be presiding and we also welcome any memories of Ingrid you would like to share. Burial will be private on another date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a tax deductible donation in Ingrid's name to Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc. 1547 Palos Verdes Mall, Suite 259, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Neigh Savers helps transition off track race horses into new careers and also saves them from feedlots, auctions and the slaughter pipeline.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 27, 2014