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Ingeborg Diehm, age 79, of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully on October 11, 2018.  The daughter of the late Fritz & Frieda (Preuss) Schmidt, she was born on February 17, 1939 in Hamburg, Germany.

Ingeborg was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Diehm, her brother Horst and sister Karin.  She is survived by her children Michael, Peggy and Oliver as well as all of her grandchildren and nieces.

Ingeborg loved sports, especially tennis.  She played competitive team handball growing up in Germany and was an avid tennis player after moving to the United States, playing well into her 70’s.  Ingeborg was very involved in the tennis community in Naples, where she loved living after retirement.

Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Ingeborg’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to Kindred Hospice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Maria E. Rogers on October 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    My Condolences to her Family & Friends:
    I met Inga in the early ’90’s down here in Naples, Florida, where we played many games of tennis together. We also won several tournaments together as my ladies doubles partner. I will greatly miss her.

    Warm Regards,

    Maria E. Rogers

  2. Jodie Johnson on November 1, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Oliver and family:. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom so well. May God provide comfort for you through this difficult time.

  3. Richard Lee - Tampa on November 8, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Peggy and family – My sincere condolences on your loss. I was saddened to hear that your mom passed away. Meeting your mom during your days at USF was such a great pleasure. She was a very warm, engaging and welcoming person. She will be forever loved and forever missed.

    Richard Lee
    Tampa Florida

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