14617 Lawyers Road #B Matthews, NC 28104

Ingeborg K. Czerny July 19, 2021

Ingeborg Karoline Luisa Mueller Czerny, affectionately known as Inge, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on July 19, 2021. 

Inge came to the United States from Germany as the young bride of Winn W. Czerny in 1960. Together Inge and Winn started their life in Salt Lake City, Utah where their two children were born. They made multiple moves over their lifetime together including to California and Pennsylvania as well as several to Europe. Inge was an avid tennis player all her life long and her love for the game never waned. Her tennis friends and colleagues held a special place in her heart. She was a bold, courageous, and passionate woman who was loved by many. Inge had an innate sense of style and fashion and was known for her beauty and charm. She was a passionate supporter of equal rights and often advocated for the oppressed. She touched the lives of many in small, quiet ways through simple acts of kindness and charity.

Inge is survived by her husband of 62 years, Winn W. Czerny; their two children, Astra B. Czerny and Ruben Czerny; and by their three grandchildren, Emily Worsham (Justin), Michael Dibble, and Becca Czerny. She is also survived by her only sister, Gisela Marenbach who lives in Germany, as well as many in-laws, tennis partners, and friends.

Inge supported and was an active member of the Senior Scholars of Charlotte and the Retired Couple’s Club of Charlotte. 

The Czerny family would like to thank the Intensive Care Unit and the Hospice nurses at Novant Hospital in Matthews, NC, for making Inge’s final days and hours as pain-free and comfortable as possible. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama at www.eji.org.

 Funeral services will be private.


  1. Maggie Loeffler says

    Dear Winn, I just heard today of Inge’s passing., so sorry to hear., she was one classy lady., she will be missed😢🙏

  2. Vera S. Otterstadt says

    Dear Winn, With shock we read of the passing of Inga. Many memories are brought back of the times we shared with the two of you & we think of the precious moments of life that pass too fast. We are in thought with you & send our deepest sympathy, Burkhardt & Vera Otterstadt

  3. Linda Paulaski Beal says

    Inge was an awesome lady who touched many hearts. She will be deeply missed.

  4. Johnadee Matzke says

    I was so saddened to hear of Inge’s passing. I knew her when we both worked at Stein Mart. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. I will always remember her wisdom and kindness. My thoughts and prayers with you all. Johnee Matzke.

  5. Debbie Schrenk Bradt says

    I am very sorry for your loss. Inge was part of many wonderful memories with our family. She had an infectious laugh, beautiful smile and a kind heart. My son, Dillon, and I love her love chocolate mousse. We make it for special occasions. I am so grateful that I met her. Debbie Schrenk Bradt

  6. Betsy Garfinkle says

    Inge was a dear lady, always smiling, always caring about others.
    Although she is gone her vivaciousness will be remembered for ever.

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