Ingrid Stuesser

June 26, 1920February 27, 2019

Ingrid Stuesser, 98 of Southport, North Carolina, passed away on February 27, 2019.

Mrs. Stuesser was born June 26, 1920 to the late Carl and Maria Lindgren. Her greatest love was her family and her church in Greendale, Wisconsin. Mrs. Stuesser loved gardening, flowers, knitting, and reading. She had many occupations in food service and worked until she was 90 years old.

Left to cherish her memory are a son, Stewart Stuesser and partner Paula Sufford; two daughters, Maryann Darzano and husband Frank, and Chris Stuesser; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stuesser was preceded in death by her husband George B. Stuesser and a daughter Susan Ruck.

A celebration of life service will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 3:00pm.

An additional service will be held at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Greendale, Wisconsin at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


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Stu Stuesser

March 13, 2019

Rest in God's peace with George. I cannot tell you how much you meant to me , plus the examples, and love you unselfishly shared with all of us.
You were the "fun Grandma" to my children, and I doubt they will ever forget the time and experiences spent with you.

Certainly , you were a tremendous examples of a strong woman, parent, and person...... not to be forgotten.

Ginny Bronesky Stuesser

March 2, 2019

I remember the story about when Ingrid went to the doctor after a heart episode. He told her that her heart was weak and the only reason she was still going was the years of physical labor she had done.

Yes, that is true. She and George physically built their house brick-by-brick while living in a neighbor’s chicken coop. She worked up until the age of 90.

But what this doctor didn’t know is that Ingrid also had a zest for life and absolutely no fear. This woman took sailing lessons at the age of 80, and continued to live life to the fullest and on her own terms until she no longer could. She enjoyed every minute.

My kids are the youngest grandkids in the Stuesser family, and they had Ingrid longer than any other grandparent by far. She will live on indelibly in their memory. I hope they will inherit the strength and joy in life that she demonstrated so well.

Thank you for loving us all, Ingrid. You will be missed, but never forgotten.