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Sigfred O. Ringham 1893-1965


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/4/2010 at 00:16:17

Man Dies After Stroke in Iowa City

Sigfred O. Ringham, 72, formerly of Estherville, died yesterday morning at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City. Death was attributed to a stroke. He had been at the hospital for two weeks.

He as born June 9, 1893, in Estherville, the son of Bringle and Barbara Ringham, and lived most of his life in Estherville and near Everett, Wash.

He was married to Ellen Christianson of Estherville Aug. 17, 1926 at Crown Point, Ind.

Mr. Ringham had been employed by the Estherville post office and the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad. He served in France during World War I.

The past four years he and his wife made their home in Oelwein.

He had been a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Ringham is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Lenora) MacRunnel of Rolfe, Mrs. Frank (Vera) Ratchford of Independence and Delores Ringham of Oelwein; two sons, Irwin of California and Everett Ringham of Knoxville; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Emma) Hagen of California and Mrs. Ray (Lillian) Brown of Estherville; and one brother, Maurice (Pete) Ringham of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at the Fuhrman Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Rawlin Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home all day Sunday and until the time of services Monday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 18, 1965)

Sigfred O. Ringham
Sigfred O. Ringham, 72, died Friday, Dec. 17, at Veterans hospital in Iowa City.

Services were Dec. 20, 1965 at Estherville.

S. O. Ringham was born and raised in the Estherville area. He was employed by the Rock Island Railroad Co. and later by the Chicago, Great Western Co. He served for many years as a mail messenger for the Estherville post office.

A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Military burial honors were presented at the graveside at Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen, the former Ellen Christianson of Lake Park, Ia. and five children, Irvin of California, Everett, Dolores and Mrs. Harold (Lenora) Rummel, all of Rolfe and Mrs. Frank (Nora) Ratchford of Independence. Two sisters, Mrs. William Hagen of California and Mrs. Ray Brown of Estherville and one brother, Maurice, Estherville, also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.

He had been a resident of Oelwein for the last four years, living at 704 1st St. N.W. (Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, IA, December 24, 1965)


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