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Updated: 01/29/2014 08:00:05AM

Ingrid Wend

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Ingrid Wend, 78, of North Port, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

She was born July 19, 1935, in Berlin, Germany, and moved to this area 16 years ago from Prospect, Conn.

Mrs. Wend attended Trade School and became a hairdresser, and retired as a saleswoman for Combined Insurance Company in Connecticut. She attended the German Club in Cape Coral, Fla., and enjoyed traveling. Mrs. Wend was proud of her German Heritage, and was also very proud to receive her American Citizenship in 1966.

She is survived by her loving partner, Ed Scholz; daughter, Trixie (Charly) Slagle of New Milford, Conn.; son, Herman (Dina) Wend III of Port Charlotte, Fla.; brother, Gert (Karin) Sadina of Berlin; grandchildren, Charly and Stefanie of Connecticut; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her residence. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.

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