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Ingrid Orchard

Ingrid Orchard, 79, of Eminence, Mo, passed away November 21st, 2023.

Ingrid was born on November 14th, 1944, to Therese (Greiner) Gorsky and Nikolaus Gorsky in Augsburg, Germany.

Ingrid graduated 8th grade and continued with her three-year apprenticeship in bookkeeping, which was the custom in German schools. She went on to an additional three years with Consume Genossenschaft in Augsburg. After arriving in Eminence, Ingrid worked for Angelica Uniform Company for five years and Frys for one year before starting her career with Eminence Security Bank, where she retired after 28 years of service.

Ingrid met the love of her life, Noel Orchard, in Steppach, Germany while he was serving in the Army. Noel and Ingrid were married February 18th, 1964, in Augsburg and soon after moved to Eminence, Mo.

Ingrid was very involved with her church, West Eminence Christian Church, where she became a member May 20th, 1973. She had a great love for teaching Sunday school. She also had a great passion for cooking and taking care of others, however, her greatest joy in life was her family. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Ingrid is survived by her husband Noel Orchard; one son, Rick Orchard (Kristie) of Ellsinore Mo; three grandchildren, Kody Orchard (Lenice), Jacob Orchard (Lexi) and Shelby Orchard (Lane House); and one great grandchild, Oaklyn, all of Ellsinore, Mo. One sister, Marianne Sigmund of Augsburg, Germany and several nieces and nephews.

Ingrid was preceded in death by her parents Therese Gorsky and Nikolaus Gorsky; mother and father-in-law, Dana and Arthur Orchard; brother-in-law Gunter Sigmund and sister-in-law Janis Happy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to West Eminence Christian Church.

Memorial Service will be held   New Eminence Cemetery in Eminence, Mo