In 1939, Inge fled Germany and the Nazis and settled in Chicago, IL. She and her six year old sister lived with a family in Evanston, IL, until she was later able to move back to her parents.
During WW II, she worked for a refugee dentist, and later for an orthodontist. In 1942 she married Leo Bachrach. The couple had two children, Shirley and Steven. Inge became a reader for the Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka, IL. It was there that she met Heinz Adam. Inge learned Braille, both English and German contractions. In 1972 Inge and Heinz were married. The couple visited Estes Park and in 1978 they retired there. Heinz continued working for Hadley and Inge recorded the readings for students. In Estes Park, Inge volunteered for the newly established Hospice of the Estes Valley. She was also a member of the YMCA of the Rockies, where she swam regularly. She also enjoyed hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Inge cared for Heinz during the last year of his life. Heinz died in 1998. Her daughter Shirley Benjamin died February 7, 2001.
She is survived by her son Steven Bachrach and his wife Sally of Chicago, IL, their children Jessica and Ryan; Shirley’s children Kyle and Darren Benjamin Inge’s sister Ellen Grombacher, her late husband Gerd and their children Betty Sue Shane (Joel), Kerry Grombacher (Carrie Hood) and their son Isaac Grombacher (Susan) and their son Nathan, and Julie Waller (Richard).
Inge’s cremated remains will be placed in the Russell Hanson Columbarium at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
In following Inge’s wishes, no service will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy or Rock Ridge Music Festival in care of Allnutt Funeral Service 1302 Graves Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517.
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