Ingrid M.B. Zellmer, 86, of Niles

Published 7:28 am Friday, November 8, 2013

March 23, 1927 — Nov. 6, 2013

Ingrid M.B. Zellmer, 86, of Niles, Michigan, passed away Wednesday at 8:50 a.m. at her home.



She was born in Striegan, Germany on March 23rd, 1927 to Rudolf and Katharina (Christenson) Bruhn who preceded her in death. On October 30th, 1948, in Pinneberg, Germany, she married Walter Zellmer. They spent 60 wonderful years together before he died, March 12th, 2009. She is survived by three children: Christel Sharpe and Sigrid (Robert) Gibbons, both of South Bend and Eric (Helen) Zellmer of Niles, Michigan. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One sister, Helga Steinfatt of Germany survives along with a brother, Uwe Bruhn and a stepdaughter, Karin Ruechel, also of Germany. Ingrid was a member of the Eastern Star and D.A.N.K. Club. She loved nature, dancing and also loved to paint. Ingrid was the Bookkeeper for the family business for many years before her retirement.

At Ingrid’s request, there will be no visitation or services.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford, California 94309. Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka, Indiana is handling the arrangements.

Miss me, but let me go

When I come to the end of the road,

And the sun has set for me.

I want no rites in a

gloom filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,

And each must go alone.

It’s part of the Master’s plan.

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely, and sick of heart,

Go to the friends we know: And bury your sorrows

in doing good deeds.

Miss me,

But let me go.