Connie Becker Ringgenberg, 77, passed away on April 18, 2015. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00, Wednesday, April 22 at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Burial will be in the Lincoln Township Cemetery, rural Alleman.
Connie was born on April 14, 1938 to James and Mabel (Weber) Becker, Sr. in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was raised in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School in May 1955. She graduated from AIB College of Business and worked in the Des Moines area before meeting her husband, Dr. Jack Ringgenberg, to whom she married in Cumming on October 6, 1962.
Connie and Jack lived in Storm Lake, Eldora, Toledo, Belle Plaine and West Des Moines before deciding to reside on the farm south of Winterset in 1974. Connie spent her time caring for her family, attending her children's school activities and helping out on the family farm. For the past 20 years, she enjoyed spending time with her husband, family and friends in Harlingen, Texas, Branson, Missouri and Ames, Iowa.
Connie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jack Ringgenberg of Ames; her six children, John Ringgenberg, of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Doug Ringgenberg, of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Anne (David) Byrne, of Ames, Brian (Missy) Ringgenberg, of Clive, Sara (Sean) McWilliams, of Berlin, New Jersey and Mary (Denny) Thompson, of Ames; three brothers, Jim (Carla) Becker, Jr. of Norwalk, Tom (Bev) Becker, of Cumming and Steve (Jenny) Becker, of Omaha, Nebraska; and six grandchildren, Katie, Abby and Rachel Ringgenberg, Brianna Byrne, and Joseph and Jacqueline McWilliams.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents.
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Published by the Des Moines Register on Apr. 21, 2015.