March 8, 1937 ~ November 9, 2012
Roger Rings, age 75, of New Hampton, IA passed away on November 9, 2012 at his residence in rural New Hampton. Roger Edward Rings was born on March 8, 1937 to Frank and Loretta (Kalkbrenner) Rings in New Hampton, IA. He attended school in New Hampton and was a 1956 graduate of New Hampton High School. After graduating Roger farmed with his father. On October 28, 1958, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Douglas at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home on the family farm where Roger has continued to live. Roger was a member of Holy Family Parish. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and playing cards. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Roger is survived by his five children, David (Kathy) Rings of Woodward, IA, Elinor (Brett) Brass of Charles City, Randy Rings, Sandra (Randy) Tindell and Jeffrey (Mary Jo) Rings, all of New Hampton; his grandchildren, Justin (Rachael) Halvorson, Nicole Rings, Michelle, Stephanie and Dillon Tindell, Adrian, Alexis, Gavin and Kinslee Rings; his step-grandchildren, Nathaniel Huffman, Angela and Dustin Obermeier, Anissa, Lindsey and J. J. Jerdee; his great-grandchildren, Kadence Hillhouse, Kayci Tindell, Dalton and Carter Haberkorn and Blake McRoberts and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Jo; and two sisters, Luella Glaser and Frances Bohr. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Monday, November 12, 2012 with a 4:30pm rosary and a 6:00pm scriptural wake service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30am, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating.
Elinor- our sympathys to you and your family. You know we are not home now and cannot be there with you at the services but know we are thinking of you and keep you in our prayers.
Our hearts are with you during this time of loss. His spirit will forever be with you.
To the Rings family,
Thoughts and prayers for you all. Roger and Mary Jo are finally back together and dancing up a storm. Sharon Dreckman-Zeien
Jeff and Mary Jo, so sorry to hear about your dad, but he is probably happier now. Remember all the good times and remember that you and all of Jeff’s family are in our prayers.
Rongs Family ~ May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time! Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all. With heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy, Roberta and family
David and Elinor, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You are in my prayers.
We are sorry about your lose of your dad.
Your dad was really nice person.Our prays in your famliy. God Bless you all.
I am very sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Rogers smile at the Glaser family gatherings. Your family is in my thoughts and payers at this difficult time.
I am very sorry to hear of Roger passing! You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers!
Our prayers for all of the Rings families. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. May you find peace in your many fond memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are go out to Roger’s family, may the Lord be with each of you.
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.
Prayers and love for my family. I remember spending a lot of time visiting on Uncle Roger’s farm and all the fun all of us kids had together. You are missed Uncle Roger.
Rings Family,I just heard about your Dad’s passing and I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to your entire family.