Jack A. Ingersoll

1927 ~ 2023


Obit Photo Jack Ingersoll

   NWA pilot Jack A. Ingersoll, age 96, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023. Jack was a 1945 graduate of Marshall High School; he went on to proudly serve in both the Merchant Marines and the United States Air Force.

   Jack was hired by Northwest Airlines on October 12, 1948, as an equipment service agent, to later serve as a licensed mechanic and Crew Chief. He would later serve as a Flight Engineer. Jack was one of the Flight Engineers who acquired FAA pilot ratings and moved into the right seat as copilot. He served NWA for 39 years, retiring from Northwest Airlines on March 3, 1987.

   Known as a man who honored his faith, Jack was a member and leader at Lynnhurst Congregational United Church of Christ in Minneapolis and volunteered his time with Meals on Wheels. He also loved to travel the world. Jack led his family by examples of love, strength, dignity, and integrity. When it is our time to see Jack again, we believe it will be with a smile and his boisterous “Howdy!”

   Proceed in death by his wife Amber of 50 years, his sister Carol Jean, and lifelong friends George and Margie Minarik. Survived by his children, David (Lilly), Kathryn, Janet (Glen) and William, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family is grateful to Park Nicollet Hospice and everyone at Friendship Village.

(- The Ingersoll Family & Bill Day)