HEATHSVILLE—Inge Hoffmann Lindh, 92, of Heathsville passed away on March 23, 2021.
She was born on May 11, 1928, into a Christian family in Berlin, Germany. At an early age, she was surrounded by a strong Lutheran family. Inge was baptized, confirmed and later married in one of the oldest Lutheran churches in Berlin.
She studied at the Fashion Institute for Design and Dressmaking in Berlin. She survived the end of World War II with the Russians taking Berlin. The four days of fighting gave her the first test of survival skills.
At age 24, she followed her husband, Hans Hoffmann, with their three-year-old daughter, Kathy, to the USA for a better life. The family lived in New York City and Sherman, Conn. They were building a new life and on the way making lifelong friends to replace the family they left behind. Inge and Hans were involved in their church and community affairs. Hans died at the early age of 55.
Five years later, Inge married Carl Lindh, a friend and member of the first church they attended in New York City. After moving to Mallard Bay in Heathsville, they became members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao and were very active in community affairs and fundraising activities.
Inge is survived by her daughter, Katharine M. Hoffmann; granddaughter, Jessica Lustig (Czerton Lim); great-grandsons, Toby and Ani Lim; stepson, Eric Lindh (Lynne), twin grandsons, Alexander and Christopher Lindh, and great-grandson, Lucas Lindh.
Also surviving are her family in Germany, a brother, Hans Hoffmann; a sister, Annerose Pietsch; a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A sister also of Germany, Ulla Michligk, preceded her in death. Her husband, Carl Lindh, preceded her in death on May 9, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Callao at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Memorial Garden, P. O Box 576, Callao, VA 22435.
Currie Funeral Home LLC of Kilmarnock handled the arrangements.