Ingeburg “Inge” Daniel passed away at Summerhill Nursing Home on the morning of July 10, 2023. Though she struggled with dementia in the last decade, her legacy is that of a loving and firm homemaker. She created many precious memories for her children and grandchildren.
Born in Schönebeck, Germany, in November 27, 1930, to the late August Arnold and Margaret Richter, Inge was the youngest of four children and grew up in Germany during World War II. She remembered taking shelter during bombings and of fears that the Hitler youth would turn her parents in for being “bad Nazis.” During the cold war, she was the only one of her family to flee East Germany before the borders closed, starting a life for herself in Stuttgart, West Germany, where she met American G.I. Kenneth Daniel, a lover of all things German. They got married in 1961 and had two daughters, Pam and Debbie,
followed later by a son, Scott.
Later in life, Inge Daniel was described by her husband, Ken as "a real party girl," when he first met her in Germany in the 1960s. As an example of their adventures, he recalled keeping live carp in her bathtub because they didn't have anything to cook it with. While they later had children and ran a loving and mostly orderly household, crazy things like
that were known to happen. Pam, Debbie, and Scott can still amaze and amuse their friends with stories of catfish living in their swimming pool and neighborhood kids fishing in it by baiting their hooks with marshmallows.
In addition to her husband and parents, Inge was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by daughters, Pam Schodt (Joe) and Debbie Greene (Jim); son, Scott Daniel (Jenna); grandsons, Jason and Tyler Schodt; Ken, Nathan, and Riley Greene; Micah Daniel; and granddaughter, Emma Daniel.
The family will hold a private service later this month. Per the family’s wishes, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association are preferred.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given in memory of Inge Daniel to the Alzheimer’s Association at 886 Mulberry St., Macon, Georgia 31201.
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