Dear friends and members of HRRP,
It’s with sadness and shock that I report to you of the passing yesterday of Inge Otto, one of the founding members of HRRP. I found out earlier today from Eleanor Rae. Inge had been diagnosed just late last year with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), so her passing this quickly came as a shock. Due to her condition, Inge stepped down as Treasurer a couple of months ago but she was determined to remain active with the group to the best of her ability. Our July board meeting was held at her place.
Inge participated in all of our annual clean ups and was involved with every aspect from set up to break down, even piloting a canoe here and there.
Inge’s ashes will be shipped back to her hometown in Germany where they’ll be scattered in one of her favorite places. A memorial service is being planned for sometime in October or November.
We know that Inge will be with us in spirit at the annual clean up this Sunday.
On behalf of HRRP,
HRRP Treasurer; Social Media Admin