Ingeborg Hinderschiedt
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Ingeborg Hinderschiedt

Ingeborg Maria Hinderschiedt, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013. Born June 16, 1929 in Donna Esching, Germany, Ingeborg graduated at the top of her class at Heidelberg University. She moved to the United States in 1956 and received her Ph D from the University of Wisconsin, and then proceeded to a lengthy career as a professor at Purdue University. Ingeborg's love for books, animals, purity of theoretical argument, and the root of language as an art, is legendary. Countless academics that follow her footsteps shall never forget her. She lived her life on principal, was stubborn to a fault, and embarrassingly funny. She could laugh at the foibles in life- and yet was a humanist that touched all she encountered. Ingeborg had "that something" so many of us want- and so few of us find. To have had the honor of engaging her in an afternoon or evening of lengthy conversation, will be for many, something they shall always recall with a sense that something special had been in the air. A truly great woman is lost to us today, as she was in a class of her own.

She is survived by her son, Frank-Diether Aprile, and his wife Kashmir Aprile, her granddaughter Maria Ann Aprile, and four adopted grandchildren, A'brehn, Naya, Justin, and Kimberly.

She left life- as she chose to live it... "Doing it My Way". In Lieu of Memorial services, a celebration of her life is requested to be shared on our family website/blog. Please join us and share your best and worst- because she would relish that :).

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Published in Journal & Courier from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2013.
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December 27, 2013
Our condolences to the family. Ingeborg was our neighbor for the past ten years and she will be greatly missed by our family! What a dear and unique person. May she now be in peace and comfort.
Randy and Kim Wood
December 11, 2013
Ingeborg taught me Old Saxon, Medieval Latin, Gothic, and how to be a female academic without going crazy. She was tremendously important to me, and I will always be grateful for her influence in my life.
Alison Baker
December 10, 2013
I got to spend a lot of time with Ingeborg at Rosewalk. She was a special person and I will never forget my time with her.
Kayce Weaver
December 9, 2013
I got to sit and talk to her I visited her and she became my friend I will miss her she was a good lady
debbie young
December 9, 2013
We will miss you! You were a very exceptional woman and I am happy that I had the pleasure of knowing you.
Debbie Barnard
December 9, 2013
Great lady! Ingeborg, we will miss you.
December 8, 2013
Ingeborg was truly a unique individual and I shall always
treasure my relationship with her. She was one of the few
people who could sustain a brilliant conversation on any
subject. Rest Easy, Old Friend.
Sarah Mort
December 8, 2013
On behalf of all you touched -- sternly or with the kindest and most exquisite humor -- you'll be missed, Ingeborg. Gute Reise.
Keith Dickson
December 8, 2013
One of a kind in every way. Brilliant, sincere, and extremely funny! We miss you already!
December 8, 2013
You will never be forgotten...
December 8, 2013
Ingeborg, you influenced my life a great deal. I told you, but you minimized it -- that was you. Having you for German 201 was very lucky because you planted a linguistic seed ... then having you for graduate classes when I reached them was even better. Your stories enriched every student's life. You enriched people's lives. Thank you for always being you. May you rest comfortably now.
Georgia Olsen
December 8, 2013
I was privileged to know Ingeborg as a colleague and friend. My condolences to the family. She will be greatly missed.
Channing Blickenstaff
December 8, 2013
Thank you Ingeborg you will be missed.
December 7, 2013
I was one of the fortunate ones to have had conversations with Ingeborg. She was indeed an interesting person to know. Gracious and humble. Bonnie Shoaf
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