Edward Ingram loved his family and loved helping children, and did everything he could help children.
He helped with parent teacher organizations, refereed sports, and drove a school bus.
“He loved kids and loved helping them,” said his daughter, Betty Evansen. “He worked so hard to do things for them.”
Edward Ingram, 95, of Porter County, died Nov. 30. He worked 38 years for the Portage Township School Corporation as a bus driver, retiring in 1982 after 38 years. He also farmed hundreds of acres on County Line Road.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 73 years, Dorothy Ingram, in July 2012.
Evansen said her father loved being involved in his church, Portage First United Methodist Church. He also was a past president of the Hobart Shrine Club.
“He was always doing something. He was involved and outgoing,” his daughter said. “He was a great husband, father and grandfather. Everyone who knew him was his friend.”
Evansen said her parents were high school sweethearts and met at a basketball game. They loved to spend time together, and did a lot of square dancing when they were younger.
“They were never apart,” she said. “Every year, they went to Teibel’s for dinner on their anniversary and on New Year’s Eve. The whole family goes now, and that’s a family memory that lives on.”
Ingram loved being a farmer, and attributed his long life to the time he spent working his land.
She said she admired her father for his devotion to his family.
“We admired how fair he was, how honest he was, and how good he was to children and the community,” she said.