March 4, 2024

Grant County Herald

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Robert Ringger


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Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home announces the death of 85-year-old Robert Ringger of Graceville, MN, formerly of Dumont, MN, who passed away on November 20, 2023. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity-Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Johnson, MN. Visitation was held at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Donald Mainl officiated. Honorary bearers will be Robert’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The vocalist was his grandson, Hayden Ringger, and the organist was Phyllis Joos.

The service will be livestreamed, recorded and viewable at <>.

Military honors will be provided by the American Legion, Jesse S. Poole Post #297, Graceville, MN.

Robert Gene Ringger was born on January 15, 1938, in Mondovi, WI. He was the son of Melvin and Anga (Quarberg) Ringger. In 1941 and at the age of three, Robert moved with his family to a farm near Dumont, MN. Robert would remain on this farm for almost his entire life. He attended District 59 Country School and graduated from Graceville High School. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.

Robert served in the Army National Guard, 175th Charlie Battalion.

Robert was united in marriage with Margaret Marie Wulff on September 26, 1964, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Johnson, MN. They made their home on the Ringger family homestead. They were blessed with two children: Dana Margaret and Daniel Robert.

Robert loved his career in farming. He was a grain farmer and raised livestock, farming until he was 81 years old. He enjoyed the company of his friends. Together, they spent many hours hunting, fishing, golfing, and bowling. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was still able to crawl on the floor with them! During the past 20 years, Robert tremendously enjoyed woodworking. He built mission style furniture. He never sold his pieces, but took great pleasure in gifting them to others. His family will cherish the beautiful furniture that he made.

Robert Ringger is survived by his two children: Dana (Dean) Gary of Moorhead, MN; and Daniel (Melissa) Ringger of Duluth, MN; four grandchildren: Ralee Margaret (Michael) Evans, Evan Bradford Gary, Hayden Robert Ringger, and Hannah Karol Ringger; two great-grandchildren: Aurora Margaret Evans and Sullivan David Evans; several god-children; 14 nieces and six nephews; siblings: Douglas (JoAnn) Ringger of Newton, IA; Jane (Rich) Matthews of Sartell, MN; and Marlene (Mike) Jacobson of Elko New Market, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents: Melvin and Anga Ringger; his wife, Margaret in 2022; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Walter and Lydia Wulff; brother and sister-in-law: Anthony and Gloria Ringger; sister-in-law, Lydia Karen Wulff; and niece, Kelly Golombiecki.

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