Inge E. English, age 90, of Waukon died early Saturday morning, March 4, 2017 on the Sabbath at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Burial of ashes will take place next to her husband, the late Donald English, in Hope, NJ.
Inge English was born June 30, 1926 in Hamberg, Germany. During the second World War, things got really dangerous in Germany for everyone. Inge's father put his wife and Inge and her sister on a boat to the United States. It was the last boat to leave Germany with passengers on it.
Inge and her husband, Donald, were lifelong members of the Methodist Church in Hope, NJ. When the church burned to the ground, the couple financed the building of a new church.
During the fire, Donald rescued the old church bible. He burned his hands as he carried the bible outside and placed it in the snow opened to the Book of Psalms 2 and 3. It is still preserved in the new church.
Both Inge and her husband, Donald, worked together many years in a pumping business in Hope, NJ.
Inge had no children but is survived by a step-son, James C. (Helen) Freeman of Deming, WA; her nieces: Judith M. (Nanferd) English Felke of Waukon, Elizabeth R. (Charles) English Reid of Coos Bay, OR, Pamela E. Grupe of Las Vegas, NV, Karen V. English Ransil of Prescott, AZ and Sandra M. (James) English Williams of Hot Springs, AR; and her nephews: Scott English of Ashland, OR, Donald English of Medford, OR, David (Susie) English of Medford, OR and Paul (Jeannie) English of Harbor, OR.