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Obituary for Marvin Ringberg

September 5, 2017
Shannon City, Iowa


Marvin Ringberg, 85, of Shannon City, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home. Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Arispe United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Private family burial will be at Harmony Cemetery in south of Creston at a later date. Open visitation, with family receiving friends will be 9-11 a.m. service time Saturday at the Arispe United Methodist Church. Memorials may be given to the Arispe United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be given at

Marvin Edwin Ringberg, son of Irvel L. (Corneli) and Bernard K. Ringberg was born September 8, 1931 in Union County, Iowa. He graduated from Arispe High School in 1949.

After graduation Marvin worked with his father on the farm and also working as an electrician in the Union County area. Then he began to drive truck for Ken Nurnburg.

After returning to the Afton area he owned and operated a gas station and later a motel-restaurant in Afton, before returning to truck driving with Dick Wilmeth.
On December 28, 1973, Marvin was united in marriage to Alice Lucille McCrary in Columbus, Miss. In 1974 they settled on a farm near Shannon City where he farmed and worked for the Iowa D.O.T. until his retirement in 1998 after 24 years of service. Marvin was a member of the Arispe United Methodist Church.

Marvin is survived by his two sons, Lee Borrall (companion Pam Best) of Shannon City, Ia. and Patrick (wife Jennifer) Mink of Pella, Ia.; three grandchildren, Trenton Gaiser of Fort Dodge, Ia., Ashley (husband Stephen) DenAdel of Pella and Megan Mink of Cedar Rapids; a great-grandchild; a sister-in-law Beth (husband Robert) Waltrip of Columbus, Miss. and many nieces and nephews. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alice Ringberg in 2008 and a sister Gayleen Stephens in 2017.

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