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Inge Haldeman

Inge, 94, was born Feb. 21, 1924 to Jakob and Helen Woog in Frankfurt, Germany. She grew up in the photography world. At 18, she ran her father’s business after he was drafted into the German Military. After the war, she married Glenn Haldeman, who was the Town Commander and a US Army Officer, on April 19, 1947, 2 years after meeting him in the Mayor’s Office. She was proud to be a naturalized US Citizen. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, crocheting, and gardening.

Inge is survived by her children Larry Haldeman (Donna) and Patti Lemke; grandchildren Jeff Steller (Tammy), Kevin Haldeman (Paige), Melanie Haldeman (Mark Femling), Jenny Steller (fiancé Brad Haugsland); great-grandchildren Mya Steller and Lincoln Haldeman; 2 brothers Gunter Woog (Barb) and Manfred Woog (Ione). She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn, and son-in-law Don Lemke.
As per Inge’s wishes, there will be a private Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorials may be made to Wausau Area Mobile Meals or Covenant Community Presbyterian Church.

The family wishes to thank Benedictine Living Community, Mountain Terrace and Aspirus Wausau Hospital for their excellent care.

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  1. Vicki Mudrovich

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    Patti, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will always remember her kindness when we were neighbors on Katherine St. She gave me a couple of lessons on your piano and helped to boost the confidence of a shy little girl.

  2. Sandy Nenzel Thorson

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our family is sure dwindling. Please take care of yourself.
    Love Your Cousin,
    Sandy Nenzel Thorson

  3. Allie Rodriguez

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    I wish I could have talked to you a little longer the last time I saw you, if I would have known that would be the last time. Rest In Peace Inge i will miss you. ❤️

    I’m sorry for your loss Patti. She was a wonderful lady. I loved working for her at Mountain Terrace.

  4. Thomas A Gould

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    Dear Patti,
    We’re very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you…
    Tom & Stacy Gould

  5. Carolyn Cheyka

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    Sorry you lost such a wonderful Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May her love for you and family surround you all.
    Sharon Bogle and Carolyn Cheyka

  6. Guy and Liz Pieczynski

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    Oh Patti,
    We are sad your mom has past but know that she is now with her Glenn, their special love reunited ,wrapped in the arms of the Lord. Our thoughts are with you.

    Guy , Liz, Tad, Jay, Lynn and Scarlett

  7. Carol Carmichael

    04/04/2018 at 11:47 am

    I met Inge at Mountain Terrace where my mom resides. She had meals with my mom, and sometimes I would sit and talk with the ladies while they ate. I loved my conversations with Inge, she had a fun sense of humor and loved talking about her husband and family. I will miss her, as will my mom. My sincere sympathy, may she Rest In Peace.