Inga Charlotte Hess

April 16, 1930 ~ November 14, 2019

Inga C. Hess, 89, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Sanford Hospice Cottages in Sioux Falls.

No Services are planned at this time.  Inurnment will be in Garmisch, Germany.

Inga Charlotte Günzrodt was born April 16, 1930, in Regensberg, Germany to Fritz and Georgina (Deffner) Günzrodt.  Inga was the third of six children born during the oppressive and war torn years of Germany.  She came to America in 1948.  She married and lived on a farm near Pipestone, MN, and raised five children.

Inga spent time living in New York, Anchorage and Phoenix before settling into her home in Sioux Falls, SD.   Her German heritage was always important to her and she was convinced that anything German was always better. 

She is lovingly remembered by her children; Leo Hess, Paul (Candi) Hess, Mary Jane (David) Keller, Dean (Marcie) Hess, Bob (Becky) Hess; her twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren; her siblings, Erika, Margit, Fritz and Heinz along with many nieces and nephews in Germany. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Gisela.

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  • Vince Koltze says:

    Leo, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,

  • Jen Hora says:

    Inga was our very favorite neighbor of all times. When we moved from our home on 14th street, the very thing we missed was Inga. She was always so welcoming and spent amazing time with our son, Kirby. She taught him different card and dice games, but mostly to love your neighbor, no matter the age difference.

    Her fun back yard including the lilac bushes that she shared blossoms with us, her being understanding when our dog would decide to get in her yard and sit by her back door, her finally letting us snow blow her driveway and sidewalk, the yummy goodies she would bake for us; we were the lucky ones to have her in our lives!

    Kirby saw her somewhat recently over at the hospital and those few minutes with her, I know he will continue to cherish.

    I am very thankful she was in our lives, we are better people because of it. I am sad to know of her passing. Our condolences for the loss of this amazing woman, thinking of you all! ~j~

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