Irma Ringgenberg Obituary

Irma  Ringgenberg
Irma Ringgenberg
Irma Ringgenberg

June 20, 1909 - June 26, 2007
Born in Madrid, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Irma Dorothy Marie Ringgenberg, 98, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Madrid Home in Madrid. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 29, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service time on Friday. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, north of Madrid.

Irma was born on June 20, 1909 on a farm northwest of Madrid, Iowa to Menis and Selma Anderson Olson. She attended Douglas County School through 8th grade. Irma was a 1927 graduate of Madrid High School. She married Harley Lewiston Sr. and to this union, one son was born, Harley Jr. Following the passing of Irma’s husband, Harley Sr., she later married Harold V. “Pete” Ringgenberg and they lived on a farm west of Sheldahl, until moving to Madrid in 1965. Irma was employed with the former Reckseen Lumber Co. and the former Western Printing Co., both in Madrid. Irma was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she was formerly active with the Ruth Circle.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son, Harley Lewiston Jr. and his wife Marjorie of Randall, IA; three grandchildren, Connie Stewart of Kansas, Dennis Lewiston of Fairfield and Susan Kindell and her husband Andrew of Colorado Springs, CO; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Kirsten, Troy, Jessica, Casey, Joshua and Abby Lynn; two great-great-grandchildren, Austin and Connor; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her first husband, Harley Lewiston Sr.; Irma was preceded in death by her second husband in 2000, Pete Ringgenberg; four sisters, Verna, Pearl, Irene and Vivian; and three brothers, Raymond, Harold and Edmond.

Memorials may be made to either St. John’s Lutheran Church or the S.A.M. Center, both of Madrid.


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St. John's Lutheran Church-Madrid
104 South Market Street
Madrid, IA US
Friday, June 29, 2007
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church -- Madrid
104 South Market St
Madrid, IA 50156
Friday, June 29, 2007
10:30 AM
Fairview Cemetery
Rural Madrid, IA US
Friday, June 29, 2007


St. John's Lutheran Church
104 South Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156