Inge M. Hatalla, 84 of Carlinville, passed away Friday morning, September 1, 2023, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Inga was born on December 31, 1938, in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Bruno and Alma Drescher Schroter.
She married Thomas Hatalla on June 10, 1964, and he passed away October 30, 2018. Inga emigrated from Germany to America in her early 20s to pursue the American Dream where she soon met her husband of over 44 years. They built their home in Carlinville where Inga particularly enjoyed planting flowers and shopping. She retired from Walmart after 30 years.
Post-retirement, Inga made the most of life traveling in Europe with her granddaughter, achieving her bucket-list goal of seeing Paris. Her feisty and outspoken personality continues to be admired in our memories.
Inga was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Inga is survived by her son, William Hauschildt of Carlinville; grandson, Brian (Chelsea) Hauschildt of Decatur; granddaughter, Sylvia (Kip) Ekkert of Colorado Springs, CO; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Gunter Schroter and Bruno Schroter of Berlin, Germany; sister, Helga Seelbach of Virden; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services and this time.
Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.