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Ingeborg Aguirre

Ingeborg Aguirre

September 16, 1923 May 20, 2023
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Ingeborg Aguirre passed away in Torrance, California on May 20, 2023, and is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. Inge was 99 3/4 as she used to say and was looking forward to celebrating her 100th birthday on September 16, 2023, at her First Lutheran Church in Manhattan Beach, CA., which became instead a 'Celebration of Life; for her long and amazing life on September 17, 2023.

Ingeborg Annalisa Elbe Aguirre was born in Leipzig, Germany-Saxony in 1923. She survived the horrors of WWll, married her handsome and loving TexMex Air Force husband Mike, raised 2 boys, one girl and traveled the world in doing so. They retired in San Marcos and lived here for 52 years. When asked what kept her going, she would say, 'My Church, family, and VFW/AUX work.' Raised in the Lutheran church, where she was baptized in St. Andreas Church and confirmed in the Nicoli Church, Leipzig, Germany. She stayed devoted to the Lord wherever she has lived, teaching Sunday school at Grace Lutheran Church in San Marcos, an officeholder and convention attendee of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and activities. Inge was an active member of VFW/AUX 3413 Post from President to convention delegate. Inge loved and worked as the assistant Librarian at San Marcos High School for 24 years and then became an active member of the San Marcos Association of Retired Teachers-SMART- Hays County, while Mike worked at the San Marcos post office for 21 years. After Mike died, Inge moved to California and lived with her daughter and son-in law for 8 years and continued her church work at First Lutheran Church Manhattan Beach, Lutheran Women Missionary League, and the VFW/AUX Post 2075. She loved going to the beach, writing and receiving cards, having her Texas and German family and friends visit her in California. She was active with the 'Buddy Poppy' Program, 'Stamps for the Wounded' but her favorite work was helping to make quilts for the LA VA Hospital in West LA; and then giving them to the Veterans during her Veteran bedside and wheelchair visits. Inge said while working in the San Marcos High School library, she used to talk to some of the boys that would be drafted after graduation to Vietnam... so in remembering Inge's last LA VA Hospital Bedside visit, while talking with a Vietnam Veteran, he cried as she prayed for him and gave him a quilt. But before she left there was laughter between them and he asked her if he could kiss her hand and thanked her for 'caring and understanding' ...All who were there, were affected in so many ways, smiles through quiet tears, of love. That's who she was.

So, Inge has come back to Texas again as promised to be buried in Texas with Mike. Inge is preceded in death by her parents Rudolf and Maria Elbe, brothers, Rolf, Lothar and sister Margot. Her husband Mike Aguirre and her daughter-in law Joyce Aguirre. She is survived by her children David Aguirre and his wife Martha; Michael Aguirre and wife Kathy; Dolores McAllister and her husband Jack, four grandchildren (Jordan, James, Lisa, and Michelle) four great grandchildren (Jonathan, Layla, Isaac and Zoe) and a brother, Wolfgang Elbe, sister in-law, Traudel rotunda.

Elbe, 7 nieces and nephews and 2 dear friends in Germany.


Prayers for Ingeborg Aguirre will be said at Grace Lutheran Church's 10:30 am service, followed by a luncheon and video reception celebrating her 52 years as a member there for friends and family. 1250 Belvin St., San Marcos, Texas


The Internment service for Ingeborg Aguirre will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209. She will be united and interned with her late husband in Mike Aguirre's Columbarium (who passed away on January 2, 2014). The Committal Service will be at Pavilion Shelter #3, 11:30 a.m - 12 p.m.

After the ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, everyone is invited to the Hays County Historical Courthouse in San Marcos (111 E San Antonio Street San Marcos, TX) for a late luncheon and get-together to honor Inge and Mike Aguirre from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

This event will be unveiling Mike Aguirre's memorabilia items from WW2, to be displayed at the Hays County Historical Courthouse

San Marcos Record

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