Joann Ingrid Byler | Obituary


Joann Ingrid Byler died of natural causes at her home on July 11, 2022, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She was 54 years old. She loved the Lord and studied the Bible in study groups. Ingrid was born on December 30, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois to her parents, Sam and Holly Girard.

The family moved to Lancaster in 1975. She attended Manheim Township High School. She married Marcus Byler in 2002. The Bylers moved to Hilton Head where Marcus worked as a contractor and Ingrid did rental property management and dog care and worked in the family construction business.

She has volunteered for several local and state community service organizations. She also completed an extensive canine training course in Canada with Applied Canine Therapy and Training. In her youth, she also worked as a leather worker. Ingrid loved animals and cared for many dogs in her neighborhood. Her friends, the Sea Pines deer, will miss her love.

She loved walking her dogs in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and on the beach. Ingrid also loved crafts and over the years has made many beautiful quilts. Ingrid was an accomplished cook and also enjoyed golfing, hiking and swimming in the ocean.

Ingrid is survived by her husband Marcus Byler; his father Sam Girard; and his three siblings, Steve Girard, Paul Girard, Caryn Spangler, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her mother Holly Girard.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday. August 9, 2022, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. All are invited to attend and celebrate the life of Mrs. Byler at the 12:00 p.m. memorial service. There will be a visitation time with the family at 11:30 a.m., open to all, and a private service at the cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ingrid’s name to Maranatha Animal Rescue (843) 816-6676 [email protected]


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