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1923 Marvin 2010

Marvin Ringenberg

July 25, 1923 — December 13, 2010

Marvin John Ringenberg, 87, Sheffield, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, IL. Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield. Father Jerry Logan will officiate. Inurnment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Sheffield. A lunch will follow at St. Patrick’s Hall. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Sheffield Chapel of Stackhouse Moore Funeral Services, with a rosary at 3:45 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or to the Sheffield Rescue Unit.

Marvin was born July 25, 1923 in Buda, IL, to William Albert and Alta Smucker Ringenberg. He married Betty Ann Emmerson on January 27, 1951 in Sheffield at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church from which they had 5 children. His love for his wife, who survives, was a center point of his life.

Also surviving are their 5 children, Joseph Ringenberg (and Sally) of Metamora, Illinois, Claire Guede (and Art) of Peoria, Illinois, Marie Giguere of Woodstock, New York, James “Jason” Ringenberg (and Suzy) of Dickson, Tennessee, and Jerry Ringenberg (and Sheila Phillips) of Bainbridge, Washington; one sister, Wilma Pot of Playa Del Ray, California; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gerald Ringenberg and a brother-in-law, Dr. Marlin Troyer; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gerald and Lawrence, and a sister, Marilyn Troyer.

He served our country in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Marvin farmed all of his life in the Sheffield area. He loved the land. He was a kind and gentle man who was an inspiration to his children and grandchildren and will always be in their hearts. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Marvin and Betty were very involved with the charismatic ministry. Through Jesus, they helped the homeless, Aids victims, shut-ins, and those in need. His faith was a shining example for many.

Marvin and Betty loved to travel. Some of their favorite places they visited were Lourdes, France; Hawaii; and Egypt. Their all time favorite was the Holy Land, which they visited twice. Video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Marvin’s obituary at

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