IngaBrita Oxel

Born: 03/25/1927 Passed:

Our beloved mother passed away quickly and peacefully due to complications from COVID on November 28, 2022 with family at her side. IngaBrita Oxel was a devoted wife to Berton and mother to Annbritt Kieffer and Emilie Oxel O’Leary. She was born in 1927, in Sweden and then moved to the United States with her husband in 1960. IngaBrita was a talented and accomplished artist. She loved fashion, gardening, tennis, walking, traveling, and spending time with her family. IngaBrita was a wonderful, kind, Christian and loving woman. Her sweet smile was welcoming and made anyone who met her instantly adore her.

IngaBrita’s memory lives on in her daughter, Annbritt (Ted) Kieffer and Emilie (David) Oxel O’Leary. She cherished her four grandchildren, Linnea, Alexis, Raquel and Ava.

IngaBrita was preceded by death by her husband, Berton, father, Carl Johansson, mother, Julia and sister, Linnea.

Services will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 2551 55th St, NE., Canton, Ohio on December 1, 2022 starting at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Mark A. Williams officiating.  The family will receive visitors an hour prior to services with interment to follow at Warstler Cemetery.


15 Tributes to IngaBrita Oxel

  1. Pam Lutton says:

    Inga was such a sweet and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend! I will forever treasure our friendship, and the many memories we made together! My heartfelt sympathy to Annbritt, Emilie and their families! May God comfort and be by your side now and in the days ahead! Love you all!

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you Pam! You had a very special friendship with my mother that Annbritt and I will cherish forever. God bless you for your warm kindness and amazing love over the years.
      Love ❤️,

    • Carolyn Kucharski says:

      I am Emilie’s neighbor in Atlanta & met Inga on one of her visits several years ago. Inga was so personable and some how we got talking about all things Kroger Foods. A special friendship was born. On that visit we went to Kroger together walking the entire store chatting and laughing the whole time. Then after went for a sweet treat. Inga loved her sweets! It became a ritual and we repeated Kroger & sweets whenever she visited. I am so thankful to have met her. She will be missed.

      • Joey Bixler Clifton says:

        My mother and Inga were dear friends for many years, taking art classes together, traveling to Sweden, and sharing their children’s weddings and many special events together. She was always so cheerful and kind! Our whole family adored sweet IngaBrita! My deepest sympathy to Annbritt, Emilie and her whole family! I’m sure Inga and Betty are having the best time in Heaven! ❤️

    • Ashlie Devincenzi says:

      Since I was a little girl, I have been inspired by Inga. One of the most beautiful women I have ever met from the inside out. She laughed and loved with everything she had. She loved her girls deeply, my heart is with Annbritt and Emilie during this very difficult time. She not only loved her family but had so much more to give and did. If you crossed her path you remembered her always. Her sense of fashion was impeccable, her charm and kindness next to none. Her Faith was always so strong and unshakeable, God most definitely has a very special place for Inga and If you knew her you absolutely have an Angel looking over you. To know Inga is to love Inga.

    • Anna Johan and Anders from Brattorp with familys. says:

      Dear Annbritt and Emilie, we are grieved to hear about your bereavement. It is hard to lose near and dear ones, especially a loving mother. That unconditional love a good mother provides is no longer to be found. We have such wonderful memories of your mother. We will remember her as a kind hearted, positive, caring person. Rest in peace Inga-Brita

    • Bonnie Carroll, Paula Carroll Davis, and the rest of the Carroll family says:

      Annbritt and Emilie, we were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Inga helped me with the second grade Brownie troup at North Nim. She was always so dependable and I enjoyed working with her. Emilie.. do you remember the time you and Paula went camping at Great Trial and a storm passed through that night? A lot of good memories.

  2. Bonnie Millard says:

    We shared our March 25 birthdays, went to TOPS together. IngaBritta was always the most sweet, kind friend. Heaven has gained a precious new angel. Condolences to the family.

  3. Denny, Nicco, Tony and Cheryl says:

    Inga was one of our best neighbors on Holderman. She was always with a smile. We loved to help her with yard work or snow removal. She had a heart of gold for the 15 years we lived there. Annbritt, Emilie and family ,you will be in our prayers.

  4. Karla Kobasiar Martin says:

    Mrs. Oxel was such a lovely, sweet lady! I still have the crystal horse from Sweden that she gifted to me. It is on display every year in our home at Christmas. This year, it will be even more special to us. She was the BEST neighbor to all on Holderman. My sincere sympathy and prayers to Annbritt, Emilie and their families.

    • Zwick’s Hair Salon says:

      IngaBrita was a client in our hair salon for years. She was beautiful, kind, and such a sweet soul. She will be missed.

  5. Stephanie Finn says:

    I met Inga through our daughters, Emilie and Ashlie when they were 12 years old. They remain best of friends to this day. Inga will be remembered for her beautiful smile and kindness to all. She loved her family and will truly be missed by all that knew her.
    Rest in peace Inga. My sincere sympathy to her Emilie, Ambritt and their families.

  6. Ashlie Devincenzi says:

    Inga is one of those people that make you want to be a better person. She was full of love, peace and joy. Her sense of fashion, genuine humility and incredible zest for life inspired me since I was a little girl. She loved her daughters, Annbritt and Emilie their beautiful families and those around her with all her heart. She also had a tremendous amount of compassion for all those she came in contact with. If you knew Inga you remembered her, she had a way of making you laugh and smile from the inside out. My heart is with her family during this extremely difficult time. Memories of Inga, her Swedish traditions and her beautiful existence will be with me forever. Rest in peace Inga Britta, God has a very special place for you and I know you will be watching over all whose lives you touched.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry you was a wonderful way a wonderful woman you take care of your grandkids and your kids they all of you you always going to miss you I am so sorry about you pass away I love you Emily love Linda 💖

  8. Anonymous says:

    I am very very sorry you have a wonderful kids you fly off the world you get up in the morning you have coffee or tea we all love you I am very sorry Emily your mom was a good mom and I know everybody’s showing it right now she is in heaven she’s with my mom having a cup of tea recipes mom is said because a special woman love Linda

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