Chester "Chet" Ingersoll, 96
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Mr. Chester " Chet" Ingersoll, age 96, of Waynetown, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Friday November 30, 2012, at the Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital in Crawfordsville. He was born on February 5, 1916, in Montgomery County. the son of Edwin E. and Nora Mae Herron Ingersoll. A graduate of Alamo High School, he would tell the story that he rode in on horseback to school the first year.
He first married Dorothy Uterback in 1938, and they later divorced. He then married Alice May Myers Hallett in 1953, and she preceded him in death in 1996. Chet farmed and raised dairy cattle. He later worked at R.R. Donnelly and Sons, was a deliveryman for the Cleveland Bread company and retired from Raybestos after 24 yrs as a first class tool and die maker.
His memberships include 50 yrs with the Alamo, Masonic Lodge #144, the Wabash Club, the Appaloosa Association and the Waynetown Christian Church. He and Alice May wintered in Punta Gorda, Fla. for 15 years where he enjoyed shuffle boarding and having family and friends visit. His greatest pleasure was breading and showing Appaloosa horses.
He is survived by 2 sons: Larry D. (wife - Kan) Ingersoll of Tampa, Fla.; Ed (wife- Sharon) Ingersoll of Lafayette; 2 stepsons; William (wife-Kay) Hallett and Jerry (fiancé' - Diane Yount), both of Crawfordsville. Son-in-law: James Pritchett of Dale Hollow, Ky. 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter: Karen Pritchett; 2 brothers and 7 sisters.
Funeral Services for Chet will be held at 2 p.m., Monday December 3, 2012, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Waynetown, with the Rev. Dorman Winger officiating. Burial will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. The family will receive guests from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home on Sunday. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Waynetown Christian Church; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2012