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1George H. Ingersoll
January 31, 1925 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 95)

MARTINSBURG- Surrounded by his loving family and under the care of hospice, George H. Ingersoll, 95, of New York State Route 26, passed away on Sunday March 15, 2020, at his home.

George was born on January 31, 1925, in the Town of Martinsburg, to the late Otis Aaron and Annabelle Thayer Ingersoll.  When George turned 18, he enlisted in the army to fight during World War II.  Fighting on the front line, he lay down telephone lines for communication.  He saw action at Omaha Beach and at the Battle of the Bulge.  For his service to his country, he received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star Medal.  After returning home from the War, he worked for the telephone company in Lowville and drove a log truck.  On July 4, 1948, he married Muriel R. Wheeler.  George and his brother, Ed, owned and operated Ingersoll’s Farm Implement & Welding. He volunteered at the Martinsburg Fire Department for 67 years. George worked at the Lewis County Highway Department before going to work for the Highway Department for the Town of Martinsburg.  In 1993, he retired.  Mrs. Ingersoll passed away on October 28, 1996.  A lifetime member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, the Lowville VFW, the Lowville American Legion #162, and the Watertown 700 club, he loved bowling.  In addition, he enjoyed playing cards and cutting firewood.

2He is survived by his six children and their spouses:  Dennis M. and Terry Ingersoll, of Black River; Gloria J. and Robert Dosztan, Sandra S. Souva, and Amy L. and Timothy Young, all of Lowville; and Janice A., and Ronnie G. and Robin Ingersoll, all of Martinsburg; and three brothers:  Victor and Corrine Ingersoll, of Alabama, Robert and Cindy Ingersoll of Glenfield, and Harvey and Mary Ingersoll, of Lowville; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; as well as by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by Muriel R. (Wheeler) Ingersoll, his loving wife of nearly fifty years; three brothers:  Walter, Edward, and Donald Ingersoll; a son-in-law Ronald Souva; a granddaughter, Velvet Sue Ingersoll, and two great-grandchildren, Jayddin Gardner and Cole Dosztan.

A funeral service for George Ingersoll will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Martinsburg Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.  A spring burial with Military Honors will be conducted in the Martinsburg Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at the Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made out to the Watertown 700 Club; Martinsburg Fire Department P.O. Box 143 Martinsburg, New York; or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, New York 13367.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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