Charles Ingrim Jr., retired teacher, passed away November 16, 2020.
Charles was born to Charles Ingrim Sr. and Gladys (Corzine) Ingrim in Wichita, Kansas November 5, 1938. He married Sharon Ingersoll June 15, 1957. He was a graduate of Wichita High School West, earned his BS from Kansas State University, MS from Pittsburg State University, and 30+ graduate hours from Fort Hays State University.
Charles was a Cold War veteran, serving his country in the Army, with an honorable discharge. He taught school in USD 323 for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed teaching his students, and always tried to give back to his community. He served on the Westmoreland City Council for 4 years, was a city Pride volunteer, Boy Scout leader for 8 years, volunteer fireman and ambulance driver for 16 years. He was a class sponsor for 19 years, and a high school sponsor for 6 senior class trips to the Ozarks. He served as an Elder in his Church, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Derby. He joined the Kansas Freemasons in 1982, and was a member of Derby lodge No. 365.
Above all Chuck loved his family, was so proud to welcome his twin sons into the world, and very proud of his grandchildren, and all they have accomplished.
After family his second love was trains, both the real ones, and modeling, and the friends he made through that hobby. He built layouts at every house he lived in; most were in constant construction mode. He was a lifetime member of the National Model Railroader Association.
He was an avid K-State fan, always cheering them on, win or lose.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, Violet Ingersoll Grattan, father-in-laws, Carl Ingersoll and Owen Grattan, sister-in-law, Jeanne McDonough and brother-in-law, Virgil Newman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sharon, sons David (Debby) and Daniel (Linda), grandchildren Trevor, Katelin, Bethany, Amy, Jennifer, sister Rosalee Newman, brother-in-law Ron McDonough, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Family Mortuary.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family will have a private service and burial.
Memorials to First Presbyterian Church, 324 North Baltimore Avenue, Derby, KS 67037.