Robert Bob Dale Ingels
Sterling resident Robert “Bob” Dale Ingels died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, of natural causes on the Monopod platform, near Nikiski. He was 58.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Sterling United Pentecostal Church on the corner of Swanson River Road and Entrada in Sterling. Pastor Mitch Glover will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the VFW Post No. 10046 and American Legion Post No. 20. A reception will immediately follow the service at the church.
Mr. Ingels was born Jan. 10, 1947, in Humboldt, Neb. He graduated from Pleasanton High School in Pleasanton, Calif. He married Patricia Johnson on Sept. 28, 1967, in Payette, Idaho. Mr. Ingels then served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam until he was honorably discharged in 1968, after being awarded a Purple Heart. He had worked for Champion Home Builders in Weiser, Idaho, for 20 years before moving to Alaska.
Mr. Ingels had worked in the oil industry for the last 14 years and most recently with Unocal. He moved to Sterling in 1991, where he had become a member of the Sterling United Pentecostal Church. Mr. Ingels enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and spending time with his family.
“A humble, quiet, godly man full of strength, wisdom and love for his family, a husband for 38 years, a father for 36 years, a ‘papa’ for 12 years, Bob Ingels was a man who made his family proud to call him ‘Dad,’” his family said.
Mr. Ingels was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ellen Ingels.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Trish Ingels of Sterling; son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Billi Ingels of Sterling; grandson, Jordan Ingels of Sterling; granddaughters, Shaeann and Briana Ingels, both of Sterling; daughter and son-in-law, Holly and Jeff Bartlett of Sterling; grandson, A.J. Bartlett of Sterling; daughter, Sandy Ingels of Sterling; sister, Sue Jones of Bend, Ore.; and five nephews and 10 nieces.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ingels Family, P.O. Box 510, Sterling, AK 99672.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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