Inge Nicolaisen RAYMERTOWN - Inge Nicolaisen, a longtime resident of Mason Lane, died peacefully Monday evening at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born July 1, 1931 in Bergedorf, Germany, Mrs. Nicolaisen was the daughter of the late Willie and Gertrud (Schütt) Rausch and the wife for 53 years of Peter Nicolaisen of Raymertown, who survives. Growing up in Germany, Inge earned a Master's Degree in Millinery Design and Arts and after traveling to the United States, a simple ceremony in May of 1959 married her to her teenage sweetheart Peter, who had immigrated to this country to work several years earlier. 1961 found the couple relocating to the Capital District and in 1967 after preparing for and passing naturalization tests both Inge and Pete earned and were granted United States citizenship. Once establishing their home in Raymertown, for the next 51 years Inge enjoyed caring for her family and hobbies such as playing the occasional round of golf, going for rides in the country, her weekly bridge games, sewing, and observing nature. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Nicolaisen is survived by her daughter, Nicole Nicolaisen of Brunswick, and family in Lake George, Poughkeepsie, and Germany. At Inge's request, funeral services will be private at the convenience of her family and there will be no calling hours. If desired, memorial contributions in memory of Inge may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, New York 12204, or to any charitable organization that benefits animals or wildlife/nature conservancy.
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Published in The Record on Apr. 12, 2013