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Mr. Edward William Ingersoll, 69, of rural Greenville, passed away Monday afternoon, June 29, 2009 at his home under the loving care of his family and Carson Home Hospice. The son of Clifford Raymond Sr. & Maude Kathleen (Hamilton) Ingersoll, he was born on July 20, 1939 in North Norwich, New York. On Sept. 5, 1998, in Dolgeville, New York, he married Alice Kay Jones.

A veteran of the Army National Guard, Ed served for over 20 years with the 1073rd Maintenance Company in Greenville, attaining the rank of Platoon Sergeant and retired from the former Gibson Referigerator Company where he worked as a millwright. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and gambling, but most of all he delighted in building Ingersoll Park at his home on Fitzner Road where he could watch his grandchildren laugh and play. He was a member of the Stanton American Legion Post 452, the Moose Lodge and TPA Post G in Greenville, and a former member of the Eagles and Masonic Lodges.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Stanley Ingersoll, Cliff Ingersoll, and Carl Ingersoll; and a sister, Shirley Ingersoll.

Surviving are his wife, Alice Ingersoll; seven children, Deborah & Doug DeVore, Brenda Ingersoll & Steve Kinyon, all of Greenville, Terry & Loretta Ingersoll of Florida, Kimberly & Ed Pett, Christine & Doug Norman all of Greenville, Melissa & Joe Dolley of Stanton, and Terry & Jill Force of Greenville; fifteen grandchildren, Josh, James & Tara, Adam, James, Tina & Ron, Heather, Brandy, Nicole, Samantha & Ty, Nathan, Jesse, Gordon, Paige, Tristan, Emma; four great grandchildren, Alia, Owen, Mike, and Gage; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ruth & Tom Williams, and Florence Kahler; three sisters-in-law, Claudia Ingersoll, Ruth Ingersoll-Finkbeiner, and Marjorie Ingersoll; siblings-in-law, Anna & Ray Truman, Ada & Roger Ashley, Dixie & David McCloon, Clifford Jones, Gary & Lupe Jones, Mike & Cindy Jones, Dan Jones, and Steve & Linda Jones; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Ingersoll Park, 2075 Fitzner Road, Greenville, with military honors rendered by the Army National Guard. A time of food and fellowship will follow the services.

Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be directed to Carson Home Hospice, 406 E. Elm Street, Carson City, MI 48811.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Eds online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Greenville, is serving the family.


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  1. Anonymous on June 29, 2009 at 12:00 am


    07/12/2009 –

    Rita Gage

    My deepest sympathies to the family. I was in the Greenville guard with Ed. He was a great guy.

    07/10/2009 –

    Kim Berzon

    Kim you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    07/09/2009 –

    Tiffany Hoaglin

    I send my deepest sympathies to you Kim and your family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    07/05/2009 –

    Linda Tower

    My thoughts are with all the Ingersoll family. I have worked with Brenda for several years and she spoke so highly of her father and his accomplishments. This is a hard time for all, please know I have you in my heart and mind.

    07/04/2009 –

    Marvin Christensen

    Our condolences to the family. As a former neighbor from fitzner Rd.,we remember Ed very well. We have been gone from the area since 1958. Marv and Pat Christensen

    07/04/2009 –

    Ann Ingersoll

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Ed. May he rest in peace!
    Ann Ingersoll & Tom Smith

    07/03/2009 –

    Kelly Edwards

    Grandpa Gray Hair you will be greatly missed Keisha loved spending time camping with Alice and you.She has been blowing kisses to the skyand saying my Grandpa is up there Love Ya Alice

    07/01/2009 –

    Michele Maxon

    Ed was the kindest, gentlest, and caring man that I have known. He was a wonderful friend and always managed to make many of us feel like part of the family.
    His smile and humor will be missed by all of us that had the pleasure of knowing him.
    I loved and respected him more than words can say–I will miss him always!
    Alice and family–please know that I’m here for you and that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    07/01/2009 –

    Deb Reynolds and Jerry Porter

    Thinking of you and your family. If there is anything I can do or If you need anything just let me know. Love ya lots. Debbie and Jerry

    07/01/2009 –


    I had a lot of good times with Ed he knew how to make people laugh. The one thing I will always remember the most is the time he came in to Turk Lake Bar when I worked there, I told him he won a touch lamp he said dont #^&* with Bubba im drunk. Alice I am thinking of you.

    07/01/2009 –

    Ruth A Dewey

    07/01/2009 –

    Julie Myers

    My deepest sympathies to you Kim…I will always remember the stories you told me about the “park”!
    Julie Myers

    06/30/2009 –

    Lawrence Frandsen

    Ed was my Platoon Sargent for a long time in Greenville. I learned a lot and really looked up to him. When he retired from the National Guard, I had to take over for him. Notice that I did NOT replace him. That was impossible to do. I will miss his smile and little smerk when I screwed up. He will be missed.
    CW4(Ret)Larry Frandsen

    06/30/2009 –

    Jacky McGill

    I will never forget Ed. He was one of my favorite people. He liked to remind me of the first time we met. He loved to tell that story. He made me laugh everytime he told it. I will miss him, but I will continue on his tradition of telling people how we met.

    John & Leslie Anne Wood

    Alice, There is really nothing anyone can say at a time like this that will truly be a comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was a really nice guy. He always had a smile for us. He will be missed. Hang on to memories of his smile, his laugh, his love for you all and he will be with you in your hearts always.

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