Gary Alvoid Ringeisen was born February 24, 1949, in St. James, Minnesota, to Lewis and Ione (Malmgren) Ringeisen. As an infant he moved with his family to a farm near Dennison. He attended country school, was confirmed at Dennison Lutheran Church, and graduated from Northfield High School in 1968. Following high school he attended culinary school in Faribault. He worked for his brother-in-law Walt Hughes at Hughes Fair Price, Laura Baker School, and for many years at Carleton College. He was a talented musician and artist, having the ability to play drums, piano, guitar and sing. Gary was a quiet man, who enjoyed painting and spending time alone.
Survivors include his sister, Janice Kasa of Northfield; 2 nephews, Jeff and Doug Kasa; 2 nieces, Heidi (Pete) Haugen, Michelle (Sean) Loring; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Barbara Hughes Truax.
Gary passed away at his home in Dennison on Monday, September 17, 2012, at the age of 62.
Memorial services will be 2PM Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield with Rev. Steve Swanson officiating. Interment will be in Stanton Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com