Robert Luther Ingram, 90, was welcomed by the angels on October 11, 2021. Born on October 15, 1930, in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, Bob was the son of Robert and Selma Ingram. He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1948 and from the Pennsylvania State University in 1952.
In 1954, Bob married the love of his life, Helen L. (Coleman) Ingram. They were married for 66 years when Helen went to heaven in January of this year. They spent 59 years living in Pleasant Acres raising their family.
He is survived by; two children, Jeffrey (Anita) of Lewistown and Tracy (Dina) of Hummelstown. Bob cherished spending time with his grandchildren, Jill (Jared) Hartsock, Megan (Ryan) Ingram-French, and Tate Ingram. He was the proud great-grandpa of Matthew, Levi, and Andrew Hartsock and Jonathan French. He is also survived by; a brother, John (Gail) Ingram of Belleville. Many nieces and nephews also loved their “Uncle Inky.”
Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He worked as an industrial engineer and was a dedicated employee of Standard Steel. He held numerous positions over his 43-year career-ending as the Vice President of Environmental Resources.
He had a strong desire to serve others. He was a member of the Chief Logan Lions Club, the Masons, and Jaffa Shrine. He was on the board of directors for the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation and the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging. For 13 years, he was the Treasurer for the Mifflin County Historical Society. Additionally, Bob was an active member of the Mifflin County Round Table of Christians and Jews and was the recipient of the 2012 Brotherhood Citation Award.
Bob was strongly devoted to his Christian faith. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lewistown, where he was a Sunday school teacher and past President of the church council. He served on various committees, several terms on church council, and would help during any church service whether reading the lessons or serving as an usher.
He was a supporter of the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata County, the Salvation Army, the LUMINA Center, and the Stone Arch Players. He also served as a youth basketball and baseball coach.
Bob and Helen loved traveling, dining out with family and friends, and supporting community events. They were dedicated Penn State football fans and spent many years as season ticket holders.
Bob was known for his homemade ice cream and bottled root beer, and he enjoyed displaying his model train collection. He was a man who could fix anything and fix it well. Bob was a kind man with a caring heart and an engineering mind.
A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in loving memory of Bob to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main Street, Lewistown, PA 17044, or to the Mifflin County Historical Society, 1 West Market Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.
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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
120 N. Main St., Lewistown PA 17044
Mifflin County Historical Society
1 W. Market St., Lewistown PA 17044