Ingeburg Anna Josephine Langenstuck (DeHut) was born in the Olde Town section of Koln, Germany on December 14, 1932, the only child of Mary and Stephan Langenstuck.
Following school, she met Gerald Francis DeHut while he was enlisted inUS Air Force, stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. Mr. DeHut was a part of the Berlin Air Lift, where American planes dropped hundreds of thousands of food, supplies every day.
She emigrated with Mr. DeHut to America in 1950, with the blessing of her parents.
They spent the first few years in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma while Mr. DeHut finished his tour of duty there.
After completion of Mr. DeHut's tour in the US Air Force, they made their way back to Ontonagon.
They first lived on Quartz street. Later, they bought a house on Steel Street. There, they raised 5 children. Mr. DeHut found employment at White Pine Copper Company. Inge stayed at home, raising their five children. She as an excellent home-maker, cook, mother. When she could, she took her children to the beach, taught them how to swim. Her children still fondly remember how she taught them the side-stroke at the Little Spiles in The Big Lake.
Inge liked listening to Jan Tucker, she was an avid card player, enjoyed immensely returning to Deutschland, where she kept in close contact with her extended family.
She beamed radiantly when in 1967 she took her oldest two sons to Koln for the first time to visit her parents, various great aunts, uncles. They stayed in Koln for six weeks, camping on the banks of the Rhein river.
Inge also enjoyed the Christmas holiday, when, invariably, she would receive Christmas packages from the Old Country. There would always be wonderful clothes, delicious varieties of chocolate in the packages. Also included were bags of black diamond-shaped licorice called Salmiak Pastillen. That turned out for the children to be difficult to say, so Inge named them”black things.” The name stuck, is still in use today.
Inge was proceeded in death by her parents Stephan and Mary Langenstuck, a daughter, Barbra Ann DeHut, who was a fatality in a car accident in 1975. Her husband of 25 years, Gerald Francis DeHut, died in 1978.
She is survived by four children: Susan (Hamm) DeHut, Stephan Michael DeHut, both of whom reside in Ontonagon. John Paul DeHut of Des Moines, Iowa, and David Joseph DeHut of Manchester, NH.
She will be missed.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family is planning a service for this summer. Service times and dates for Inge will be announced by the Cane Funeral Home.
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