Melvin Ringgenberg Obituary

Melvin  Ringgenberg
Melvin Ringgenberg
Melvin Ringgenberg

November 12, 1925 - November 12, 2003
Born in Sheldahl, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Melvin Eugene Ringgenberg, 78, passed away at his home in Madrid, Iowa on November 12, 2003. Melvin was born on September 8, 1925 in Sheldahl, Iowa to Louie and Bessie Ringgenberg and was the youngest of four children.

Melvin graduated from high school and joined the US Navy and served in World War II. On July 19, 1955 he married Betty Lou Seghi and together they had three children. He retired from John Deere Des Moines Works after 30 years. He was a member of the UAW Local 450 and the Masonic Lodge.

He and Betty moved to Phoenix, AZ for a few years and then returned to Iowa to be near their family.

Melvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding his moped. He also enjoyed hanging out at the local Bait Shop in Polk City with his "fishin buddies." After Betty passed away on January 1, 2003, he enjoyed visiting with family and friends and remembering the good times.

Melvin is survived by his daughter, Melva Burich of Madrid and sons, Louis Ringgenberg of Polk City and Edwin Ringgenberg of Urbandale. He has three grandchildren, Amanda Burich of Madrid and Chad and Matt Ringgenberg of Polk City.

Visitation will be on Sunday, November 16 from 2 to 8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Madrid. Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 17 at the funeral home.




Sundberg - Kirkpatrick Funeral Home
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Sunday, November 16, 2003
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Sundberg - Kirkpatrick Funeral Home
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Monday, November 17, 2003
10:30 AM
Sheldahl Cemetery
Sheldahl, IA US 50243
Monday, November 17, 2003