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Marvin Ringstad

1916 - 2006


Marvin J. Ringstad, 90, of Watertown and formerly of 607 Highland Ave., Watertown, died August 25, 2006, at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Michael Jensen of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating.


Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.


Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Watertown Veterans Council.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown or to the charity of ones choice.


Marvin was born July 3, 1916, in Eden Township, Minn., the son of John Ringstad and Mary (Grytbak) Ringstad.


He married Jeanne Ebert on Feb. 7, 1953.


Marvin attended schools in DeForest and East High School in Madison.  He had been employed as a painter at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown and at the University of Wisconsin- Madison until his retirement in 1979.  He served in the United States Army Signal Corps overseas duty in Central Pacific Theater during World War II.


Marvin was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown, serving on the stewardship committee and board of elders.  He was also a member of the VFW.  He enjoyed bowling and was a very accomplished steel guitar player.


Survivors include one son, Randolph (Donna) Ringstad of W. Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Anna Beisner of Orlando, Fla. and Palma (Don) Cox of Pueblo, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Doris Ringstad and Deanie Ringstad, both of Mazomanie.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Jeanne Ringstad; a sister, Jeanette Ringstad; two brothers, Harry and Russell Ringstad; and a brother-in- law, Chester.




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