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 :). http://unwrittenfeathers.com/2013/12/07/to-mutti-we-are-born-amazed/