OBITUARY

Ingrid S. Dinsmore

June 15, 1947May 2, 2021

Ingrid Skogstad Dinsmore June 15, 1947-May 2, 2021 Charlotte, NC – Proverbs 31:26-29

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all.” NLT

Ingrid Skogstad Dinsmore, 73, suddenly and unexpectedly passed into eternity early morning on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at her home in Charlotte.

She is survived by her loving husband of more than 55 years, Bob (Charlotte, NC); two children, Jennifer Ryan and her husband, Trey (Raleigh, NC); Dr. Jason Dinsmore and his wife, Dr. Justyna Wolak-Dinsmore (Durham, NC); and two grandchildren, Jacob and Joseph Dinsmore.

Mrs. Dinsmore was born in Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Norman and Marilynn (Carlson) Skogstad and is also survived by her four siblings; Dr. Sigrid Luther and her husband, Dr. David Luther (Chattanooga, TN); Leif Skogstad and his wife, Sarah (London, England); Lisa Skogstad, and her husband, Scott McLaughlin (Milwaukee, WI); and Britt Skogstad (CDR, USN RET.) and his wife, Kathy (Chesapeake, VA) and many loved nephews and nieces. Ingrid met Bob, her adored husband, while registering for college classes in November 1965; she was a strikingly beautiful coed with a great personality and oozing with intrigue and mystique. He was instantly captivated marking the beginning of an almost a 56-year love affair. That captivation resulted in a proposal of marriage the following March, and a wedding in July. They began their life together living in Northern Virginia. Six years later their family grew with the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Jennifer, and three years after that, with the birth of a handsome young son, Jason.

The love of Ingrid’s life was her family, and she and Bob delighted in each new family addition. The mathematician in her was also tickled by the way two specific family additions arrived: thirty years after she and Bob began their married life, they gained a son-in-law, Trey, and exactly ten years later, a daughter-in-law, Justyna. These wonderful gifts could only be topped by the births of their two grandsons, Jacob and Joseph, a few years later.

When the pandemic arrived, it made in-person family visits impossible, but she got creative about how to stay connected with her family. One of her favorite things to do was to Face Time with her grandsons and read to them while they ate dinner. She also had Crafty Hour with her daughter where they knit and crocheted together, Bible studies with her son, and Zoom calls with all of her siblings.

After her marriage to Bob, Ingrid finished undergraduate (George Mason University) and graduate degrees (University of North Carolina, Charlotte) in mathematics. She initially entered the work force with an insurance company in Washington, DC, and later worked as a professional staff member of an international actuarial consulting firm. A few years later she brought her talent and experience into the field of education and taught at various high schools and colleges. She finished her career in the actuarial department of a large, international insurance company.

Ingrid had a brilliant and curious mind, and a wide range of interests. These included travel – especially to foreign countries and their second home in Maine; sports – she played golf and tennis, and with Bob attended both the Masters Golf Tournament and Wimbledon on several occasions. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, and exploring museums with her children and grandsons. She loved to cook, crochet, knit and read. She loved bookstores and libraries, going to the movies, and watching murder mysteries on streaming TV with Bob. She was also an avid reader of many books genres and never failed to read the daily local and national newspapers, where no topic was off limits. She was a woman of many talents and interests, but first and most of all a lifelong loving wife and mother, and a wonderful friend to all who were fortunate enough to intersect with her life.

Ingrid’s Christian faith was very strong, and deeply rooted. When her family would ask where she wanted to be buried so that they could visit she always replied, “Well, you can visit. I’ll leave a graveside bench, but I won’t be there. I’ll be in heaven.” Our great sorrow and heartbreak caused by her passing is slightly eased knowing that is exactly where she now resides.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the charity of your choice in her name.

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Kathy & Jeff Larsen

May 12, 2021

Bob and family,
Please know you are in our thoughts and many prayers.
Enjoyed our time with everyone at the old homestead in Easton.
She was a wonderful and gracious lady.

Sincerely,
Kathy & Jeff

Steven Carroll Dinsmore Dinsmore

May 12, 2021

She Will be so comforting to remember

Bob, we were raised like brothers, and what happens to one is felt by the other. While we were mutually raised on the comfort of a common faith, we nonetheless remain in a fog of loss so untimely and unexpected that it would be unnatural were our hearts, souls, and minds not fixed on the enormity of the moment.
Some may seek to comfort by saying there is a reason.
While we need not argue the point, we have lost half of our soul that had merged with another over a lifetime of mutual love and understanding.
Some will seek to soothe by saying time will ease the pain.
While we need not argue the point, but time will never take away the painful hole lodged deep within our breast.
Some will seek to repair our broken selves by assuring us they fully understand.
While we need not argue the point, but neither time, reason, or misguided assurances will ever change the way we feel, nor do we want to— it is a constant reminder of what we have lost, how comforting it can be to remember the joy, and reflect on the difficulty being without.

The depth of loss is a reflection of the quality of the beloved.

Steven Carroll Dinsmore

John Ryan

May 11, 2021

Bob

It’s hard to believe that Ingrid is gone. We’ll always have wonderful memories of the family celebrations we shared.

Patsy and John Ryan

Buster Glosson

May 10, 2021

Bob
Sorry to learn that Ingrid passed.
Our prayers are with you.
Buster

Mike and Kim O’Neill

May 8, 2021

Bob, and family,

Mike and I were so sorry to hear of Ingrids passing. She was a lovely person and a great neighbor. You are in our prayers .

God Bless.
Mike and Kim O’Neill

Peggy Melville

May 6, 2021

To a sweet, smart, caring, wonderful lady. My sister, sister-in-law and I send our love and prayers to her family especially the love of her life Bob. Please know I am here if you every need a friend’s ear or presence to help you through this very tough time. All of our time at bank meetings, conventions and parties was so special due to your presence and joyful heart. . Such a fun person to be with. 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️