Ingeborg Rose Malinovsky, 82, of Hughesville, passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. She was the wife of Francis R. Malinovsky, whom she married on Oct. 27, 1959, sharing 62 years of marriage.
She was born on Saturday, Aug. 1, 1936, in Wurzburg, Germany, and was the daughter of the late Ludwig Seehaus Sr. and Apolonia Seehaus, nee Schreth.
Ingeborg was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy. Inge began working in retail at the age of 10 where she quickly learned she had a gift for eye-catching window displays. She met her husband while walking with a friend in Wurzburg, Germany, and instantly knew he was the man she was going to wed, and told her friend so. During their marriage, Inge moved 16 times in 26 years as an Air Force spouse, and one of her family's favorite memories was her annoyance that the curtains never fit their new house. She worked as a manager for the U.S. Armed Forces Exchange System, and while stationed in Duluth, Minn., she loved spending time on the lake after work with her husband.
Above all else, Inge loved her family. She cared for her four children while her husband served several tours in Vietnam. Inge's endless resilience was evident in her problem solving, resourcefulness and determination. In 1976, she proudly became an American citizen.
Then, upon the death of her youngest daughter, her nurturing spirit did not hesitate to adopt and raise her two young grandchildren.
Her family describes her as strong willed and fearless. She was selfless, and always put the needs of others above her own. Family gatherings were filled with her stories and her laughter. Above all, she was Oma.
She is survived by: her husband, Francis; three children, Helen L. Sanders, nee Malinovsky, of Greene, N.Y., Francis D. (Tammy) Malinovsky, of Johnson City, Tenn., and Dorothea M. (Steve) Watczak, of Nortonville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jennifer C. Malinovsky, of Hughesville, Anthony F. (Michelle) Malinovsky, of Syracuse, N.Y., and F. Tyler Malinovsky, of Johnson City, Tenn.; and by two great-grandchildren, Ehlana M. Secules and Garin C. Secules, of Hughesville.
In addition to her parents, Ingeborg was preceded in death by a daughter Margaret I. Malinovsky and a grandson-in-law, Christopher T. Secules.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ingeborg's viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy, with the Rev. Glenn McCreary V.E. officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Muncy.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.