Ingeburg Field, age 82 of Seymour, TN, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013. She was born April 6, 1930, in Germany.
Ingeburg grew up with her family during World War II, where they had to escape occupied East Germany to West Germany to be with her father. She met Wesley Field while he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army. She married Wesley on July 2, 1965. Ingeburg came to the United States speaking very little English. Through dear friends and her strength, she learned to adapt quickly. In 1976, she became a proud U.S. citizen. Ingeburg and Wesley spent their service years in Virginia and New York.
After Wesley retired from the service, they returned to his home town, Bath, ME, where she was a devoted houseparent at the Bath Children’s Home for twenty years until her retirement in 1994. At this time, they moved to Seymour, TN to make their new home, where she continued to be the loving caregiver to her husband until his death in 2006.
She was the beloved “Omi” to her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many foster children that she cared for. Everyone who met “Omi” loved her, and was left with lasting impressions. She will be missed for her great humor, wonderful meals, cocktails, and varied handywork.
She is survived by her children, Christiane Cornish and husband Michael of Topsham, ME, Michael Field and wife Melissa of Woolwich, ME, Doris Ann Miles of Seymour, TN, Samuel Wayne Field and wife Julie of Crestview, FL; grandchildren, Cassidy, Jake, Sara, Devin, Tori, Bryer, Tucker, Sam, Benjamin, and Elizabeth; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Brittany, Kimberley, Samantha , and Kayla; sister-in-law, Carmen Field; niece, Elke Schuman; and nephew, Robert Kohler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home, 449 McCarn Circle, Sevierville, TN 37862.
Graveside service and inurnment 10 a.m. Thursday in Atchley’s Seymour Memory Gardens. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Reid State Park, Georgetown, ME. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865, (865) 577-2807.