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Gloria Ringger

December 24, 1939 — December 14, 2019

Alexandria, Minnesota

Gloria Joan Ringger 79 of Alexandria died at Sanford Hospital in Fargo on 14 December 2019.

Gloria Joan Hanson was born December 24, 1939 in Bode, Iowa to Arthur and Thelma (Knutslein) Hanson. She graduated from Bode High School in 1959. She attended business school in Des Moines, Iowa and later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked at Northrup King Seed company. There she met Anthony Ringger and they were married on November 5, 1966. They later moved to western Minnesota and farmed near Graceville for several years.

After Anthony passed away, Gloria moved to Alexandria, a lifelong learner she attended Alexandria Technical College. Her curiosity about the world, led her to host an exchange student for two years who attended Alexandria Technical College. Gloria will be remembered for her great smile, charitable heart and the love she had for her family. Gloria was an avid gardener who enjoyed spending time outside and traveling.

Gloria is survived by her two children, Kelly Golombiecki of Alexandria and Mark Ringger of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Jessica of Fargo, Anthony of Chokio, Samuel of Sauk Rapids; and one great grandson Alexander Wells (5);two sisters, Faye Joslin of Faribault and Shirley (Jerry) Garnett of Willows, California.

Preceding her in death by her parents; husband, Anthony; daughter in law, Tamara (Tammy) Ringger; sisters, Joyce Waddell and Dorthy Nielsen; brother, James Hanson; niece, Kathy Herold; nephews, Douglas Nielsen and Ronald Joslin.

A funeral service will be held on December 21, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. in Alexandria, Minnesota.  Burial will take place in St. John’s Lutheran Church cemetery in Dumont, Minnesota. A visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday December 20 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and also for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory in Alexandria. www.andersonfuneral.net

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