Obit: Ager, Inga Louise (1906 - 2007)

Obit: Ager, Inga Louise (1906 - 2007)

Surnames: Ager, Ludvigson, Pederson, Peterson, Avery, Persson, Bejin, Mabey, Khave, Deger-Khave, Tweet, Cieslik, Gough, Bergh, Rehberg, Best, Rooney, Johnson, Boschette

----Source: Leader Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) Apr. 2007

Ager, Inga Louise (4 July 1906 - 10 Apr. 2007)

Inga Louise Pederson Ager, 100, of 809 Grant St., Chippewa Falls, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born July 4, 1906, in Running Valley, Chippewa County, to Helga (Ludvigson) and Andrew Pederson. She was raised on her parentsí farm in Running Valley, and baptized and confirmed at the North Running Valley Lutheran Church. She came to Eau Claire to work and met Eyvind B. Ager at the Vikings Lodge. They formed a friendship that led to marriage. Inga and Eyvind were married in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 18, 1927. They made their home in Eau Claire until 1948, when they moved to Chippewa Falls. In 1955, they moved to Milwaukee, returning to Chippewa Falls in 1970.

Inga joined the Sons of Norway in 1924, and has been an active member for 83 years. She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, where she was involved in their womenís circle and quilters. Inga was also a member of the Waldemar Ager Association. She loved cooking and baking cookies for her sons and grandchildren; and Ingaís kitchen was open 24 hours a day and serving since 1927.

Survivors include two sons, Waldemar (Charlotte) Ager of Chetek, Frederik (Mariann) Ager of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Borgny Ager of Chippewa Falls; 11 grandchildren, Roger (Gloria) Ager, Nancy Ager, Susan (Thomas) Avery and Lizbeth (Michael Persson) Ager; Lauren Ager, Linda (Brett Hart) Ager, Kristine (John) Bejin, Frederik and Daniel Ager, Kristina (Mark) Mabey, Andrea (Piqush Khare) Deger-Khare; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; three sisters, Clara Tweet of Eau Claire, Agnes Cieslik of Chippewa Falls and Ella Gough of Petoskey, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Gudrun Ager Bergh and Barbara Peterson; three brothers-in-law, Albert Rehberg, Roald S. Ager and Dr. John W. Best. Inga is also survived by Beatrice Leer Ager Meyer of Chippewa Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eyvind Ager on Aug. 11, 1998; one son, Roald A. Ager in 1969; her parents; three brothers, Emil Pederson, Harold Peterson and Alvin Peterson; four sisters, Hilda Rooney, Aagot Johnson, Bertha Boschette and Elfreda Rehberg.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2007, at Christ Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Mark Homp officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Memorials in Ingaís memory may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, to the Waldemar Ager Association, or to the donorís choice.



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