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