PEPPERELL — Ingram, Karel Denis, 94, of Pepperell died at his home on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.
He was born in Garut, Indonesia on December 30, 1916, the son of August Paul and Jeanne (Doerrleben) Ingram. He was a direct descendent of Jan van Riebeeck, founder of Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Ingram served in the Dutch Armed Forces in the Dutch East Indies during World War II and spent four years in a Japanese POW camp. Because of his education as a chemist, his expertise was called upon to oversee the drinking water facility and correct problems with an impure water supply. After the war, he emigrated with his family to the Netherlands and then to the United States in 1960. He worked as a research chemist for General Foods, before retiring in 1979.
Mr. Ingram was married to the late Edme M. (Broers) Ingram, who died in 1987. He is survived by his sister Nel, of the Netherlands; his son Paulus Ingram and wife Judith of Connecticut; his son August Ingram and wife Suzanne of New Hampshire; his daughter Shanna Papademos and husband Lucas; and his daughter Joka Quigley and husband Joseph of Massachusetts. Mr. Ingram also leaves grandchildren, Paulus Ingram and wife Monika, Peter Ingram and wife Joan, Hans Ingram and wife Asia, Averlie, and Emily Ingram; and Jordan, Jared, and John Quigley. He also leaves great-grandchildren Lydia Rose, Tymon, Zosia, Teo, and Gilead Ingram; as well as a nephew, Raf Ingram of the Netherlands and a cousin, Richard McCann of Texas.
Arrangements are being handled by the Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home, Salem, N.H. A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Dunstable Congregational Church at 518 Main St. in Dunstable. Burial will be private.