Margaret Ann (Frisz) Ringer

Born: Tue., Aug. 13, 1918
Died: Sat., Aug. 15, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 18, 2015
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Location: N. William St. Location

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 Margaret A. Ringer

Margaret Ann Ringer, 97, of South Bend died Saturday, August 15th at Sanctuary at Holy Cross. Mrs. Ringer was born August 13, 1918 in Indianapolis to the late Nell (Dill) and George Frisz and had lived in South Bend since 1980 coming from North Vernon, IN. On January 28, 1946 in South Bend as Margaret A Frisz she married James H. Ringer who preceded her in death September 15, 1989. She was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph E. Ringer in 1994; two sisters, Kathleen Nice and Ruth Meyers; and three brothers, Thomas, John, and Richard Frisz. Margaret is survived by her two daughters, Jeanie Metzger (Bruce) of South Bend and Janet Hoffer (Brian) of Nappanee, IN; four grandchildren, James Metzger (Melanie Pride) of Carmel, IN, Rebecca Ehrgott (Chris) of Fishers, IN, Erin Hoffer of Chicago, IL and Kerry Hoffer from Nappanee, IN; and two great-grandchildren, Kellan Ehrgott and Tabitha Metzger; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Margaret (“Marge”) grew up in several cities in the Midwest, including Kansas City, Omaha and Indianapolis, as her father was transferred to various areas as a sales representative for Studebaker. She attended St. Mary’s High School in Indianapolis and then moved to South Bend where she worked in Mishawaka at the Accounting Office at Wheelabrator Corp. during World War II.

After her marriage, she and James “Bud” moved to North Vernon, Indiana where they raised their three children. In North Vernon she taught school at St. Mary’s grade school and then retired from Platter Furniture where she worked for 11 years as Office Manager. After she and Bud retired, they moved to South Bend where they lived close to all their children. Marge enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and reading. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoyed watching and cheering for IU in basketball and Notre Dame in football.

Marge was a dedicated caregiver to her family and always maintained a wonderful attitude about life in general and possessed a wonderful sense of humor which she never hesitated to share with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Anthony de Padua Parish in South Bend.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Sanctuary at Holy Cross for the wonderful attentive care they provided Marge during the time she spent there, and also to the staff of the Center for Hospice Care for their excellent care.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 19th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. with Rev. David Ruppert of St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 18th in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at August 13, 1918 – August 15, 2015

Charitable donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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christine and jerry (pochert) ringle
   Posted Tue August 18, 2015
jeanie, so sad to hear of your loss. our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
sincerely, christine

Kathy Burnett
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
Jan and Family: So sorry for your loss, and how wonderful you had her for so many years. Think of you often with love, Kathy