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In Loving Memory
Richard H Ingersoll
 - 7/24/2012

Richard H Ingersoll, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 in his sleep at his Montana Cabin.


He was a World War II combat infantryman and a combat medic.  He was the single surviving medic of seven preceding medics in his company during and after the several landings and recapture of the Philippine Islands from the Japanese.  He served with the 41st Division 163 Infantry.


He enlisted while ranching near Martinsdale, Montana on the "71" ranch. His cabin is located on a high ridge overlooking his beloved Cottonwood River, where he fished for rainbow trout. It was built on the ''Buffalo Jump" site where Indians forced the buffalo to jump over and be killed for food.


Dick was one of 24 plus family members, mother, father, sister, brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins, nephews and in-laws, who have either attended or graduated from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. The Ingersoll family home still serves as the President's manse.


He received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  He also attended the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Springs, in metallurgy.


The 2 plants of Ingersoll Steel Division, Borg Warner Corporation, New Castle, Indiana, were sold and are currently called the New Castle plant of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation and Outokumpu Stainless Inc. He worked for 25 years at Ingersoll Steel Division.


For over 10 years, he was the General Sales Manager of all Hot and Cold rolled stainless sheet, strip and wide plate. He also was in charge of high carbon saw and tool steels, the unique 3 ply soft center and cross rolled agricultural disc and plow mold board steels, representing approximately 50% of USA production from several Ingersoll factories. He also sold stainless and carbon steel ingots weighing up to 10 tons.  Other products included automotive and tractor clutch steels and a complete line of "Ingersoll” hand shovels, spades and scoops made from carbon, aluminum and stainless,


His wife, Mary Ann Reed, Matrona Heights, Pennsylvania died in 1997. He is survived by two sons: Dr. Bryan Ingersoll, Zionsville, Indiana, children Matthew, Sarah, and Spencer, and Reed Ingersoll, wife Andrea, children Rachel and David, Salisbury Maryland.


His parents, Mr. and Mrs. HG Ingersoll Sr.  died in 1971 in a traffic accident near New Castle Memorial Park.


He lost his sister Judy, Stanford, Connecticut and brother’s William, Biltmore Estates, Asheville, North Carolina and Edward of Chicago, Illinois and Newark, New Jersey several years ago.


He is survived by brothers Harold Jr., New Castle Indiana, John (Jack), Lake Forest, Illinois and Stephen (Steve) Appleton, Wisconsin.


Dick was a long time member of the National Farm and Industrial Equipment Institute, Chicago, the New Castle Art Association, Westwood Country Club and the First

Presbyterian Church.


He loved to paint, won several awards, and gave many friends some of his pictures of Montana Indian children and warriors and landscapes of his cabin area, including "Gordon Butte" and the Cottonwood River.


Visitation: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Friday August 3rd 2012 @ Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services


Funeral: 2:00 PM Friday August 3rd 2012 @ Macer-Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services


Minister: Reverend Rex Espiritu


Burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, In


Online condolences may be made to


Macer-Hall Funeral Director’s Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Dave Macer   Huntersville NC
Relationship:  Neighbor

Bryan & Reed -- Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was always very nice to me while you guys lived down the street. Kindest Regards, Dave Macer
Sent:  7/31/2012
From: Herb Bunch   New Castle IN
Relationship:  Friend

Dick will be well remembered in New Castle for his active involvement in the things he liked to do and support. In recent years his health would not permit him to be as active. The same can be true of the entire Ingersoll family when many of them worked here and were very active in the First Presbyterian Church. God Bless all of you as you remember the good times. Herb Bunch
Sent:  8/1/2012
From: Nichole Ingersoll-Scott   Zionsville Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Dick, you were one in a million! We were all so blessed to have you touch our lives. You will be missed greatly! Happy trails to you my dear friend. ~Much love, Nichole
Sent:  8/2/2012
From: Gloria Jennings   Carmel IN
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Ingersoll Family, My heartfelt condolences go out to your family during this time. Dick was a wonderful family friend and quite an artist. My husband Dick and I have many wonderful memories of time spent with Dick and Judy. Dick was such a nice friend and I will miss him dearly. With Love, Gloria Jennings
Sent:  8/2/2012
From: Cheryl Marchi   Martinsdale Montana
Relationship:  friend

Bryan, Reed and family--I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing Dick on your visits to Montana. He always made me smile. I will truly miss him. He was quite a guy! Cheryl
Sent:  8/3/2012
From: Neal Penick   Flagstaff AZ
Relationship:  Friend

Reed and Brian, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I have always had great memories of him. He was always king of the sleep over. He was a master chef from burgers to pancakes. I remember him in his workshop carving us wooden propellers to play with, taking us on early morning doughnut runs to Jacks doughnuts, sneaking us into movies that we were way too young to see (Jaws and Blazing Saddles for example) and so many other adventures. He was one of the formative people of my childhood. I'll never forget him. My prayers to you all.
Sent:  8/13/2012
From: Rochelle Reeves, IU School of Business   Bloomington IN
Relationship:  Harold was an alumnus of the School

The IU School of Business sends condolences and blessings to the family of Mr. Richard Ingersoll, a 1965 MBA graduate of Indiana University, in recognition of his service to our country, successful career and respected life.
Sent:  8/30/2012

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