Margaret Marie Ringger was born on September 22, 1945, in Graceville, MN. She was the daughter of Walter Otto Wulff and Lydia Kathrine (Sorensen) Wulff. Margaret was baptized, confirmed, and later married at Trinity Lutheran Church of Johnson, MN. Margaret attended country school at District #35, Trinity Lutheran Parochial School, and graduated from Graceville High School with the Class of 1963. She continued her education with studies at North Dakota State University. She served as the first President of Weible Hall at the university.
Margaret was united in marriage with Robert Gene Ringger on September 26, 1964, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Margaret and Robert made their home on the Ringger family homestead near Dumont, MN. They were blessed with two children: Dana and Daniel.
Margaret dedicated herself to leadership within her community, school, and church. She organized numerous community parades and celebrations. She was very active with Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Schools and led the Knowledge Bowl and Student Council. Her goal in life was to help children reach their full potential. She had a gift of touching young lives and guiding their minds. She found positivity in every child she met. She was an active 4-H Leader and served as a leadership delegate for the 4-H Washington, D.C. trip several times. She was a faithful member of Trinity-Mt. Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church. She served with the ladies aid and taught Sunday School. She was a talented musician and sang at many events. She truly felt that she connected with the Lord through her music and felt His presence the strongest through music. Most important to Margaret was her family! Many will cherish the memory of her teaching them to bake and sharing her delicious treats. She was a master cake baker and the keeper of the best frosting recipe ever!
Margaret Ringger is survived by her husband, Robert Ringger of Dumont, MN; two children: Dana (Dean) Gary of Moorhead, MN; and Daniel (Melissa) Ringger of Duluth, MN; four grandchildren: Ralee Margaret (Michael) Evans, Evan Gary, Hayden Ringger, and Hannah Ringger; two great-grandchildren: Aurora Margaret Evans and Sullivan David Evans; siblings: Ruth (Gary) Hoffman of Graceville, MN; Walter (Sheila) Wulff of Chokio, MN; and Frederick (Chris) Wulff of Liberty, TX; seven god-children; 14 nieces and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Lydia Wulff; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Melvin and Anga Ringger; godparents: Fred and Marie Wulff; sister, Lydia Karen Wulff; brother-in-law, Anthony Ringger; sister-in-law, Gloria Ringger; and niece, Kelly Golombiecki.