Elmer Aldin Ingeman, 91

Elmer Aldin Ingeman, 91, formerly of Hallock, Minnesota passed away
at the Kansas City Hospice House after battling pancreatic cancer.
Elmer was born May 13, 1920 in McKinley Township to Edward and Signe
(Hanson) Ingeman.  At the age of six, his family moved to Hazelton
Township where he lived and farmed until 2004.  He attended Riverside
Country School through the 8th grade.  Elmer loved his Minnesota
heritage and could tell many stories of growing up in the Hallock
area.  In 1945, her married Lillian Smith.  Lillian and Elmer were
married over 50 years and they farmed until 1975.  Elmer then did
crop insurance adjusting for various companies in North Dakota and
northern Minnesota.  He also had a passion for buying and selling
used farming equipment.  Even after retirement, he enjoyed doing
spring and fall tillage with his friends and business partners Roger
and Merle Schwenzfeier.  Elmer became part of the Schwenzfeier Family
with Roger, Phyllis and their son, Ryan and Merle and Renee in
raising wheat, sunflowers, sugar beets and soy beans.  Elmer loved
farming and often said field work was his “golf” game.  Elmer also
enjoyed reading a good western novel and traveling around the country
visiting friends and family.  Lillian passed away in 1998.  Elmer
marrried Bonnie Bixby of Warrensburg, Missouri in 1999.  They met in
Mesa, Arizona where he spent the winter.  They made their home in
Warrensburg and spent winters in Mission, Texas.  
    He is survived by his wife, Bonnie and her children, Sylvia (Chuck)
Basford, Steve (Susan) Bixby, John (Diane) Bixby, Linda (John) Hobbs,
James (Cyd) Bixby and grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Doris Olson,
Karlstad, MN and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at
10:00 a.m. in the Austin Funeral Chapel at Hallock.  Interment will
be in Union Liberty Cemetery, rural Hallock.

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