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Marvin Ringberg

Shannon City

Marvin Ringberg, 85, of Shannon City died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home in Shannon City.

Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Arispe United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joel Sutton will officiate. Private family burial will be in Harmony Cemetery south of Creston at a later date. Open visitation with family present will be from 9 to 11 a.m. service time Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to Arispe United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at

Marvin Edwin Ringberg, son of Irvel L. (Corneli) and Bernard K. Ringberg, was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Union County. He graduated from Arispe High School in 1949. After graduation, Marvin worked with his father on the farm and also as an electrician in the Union County area. Then he began to drive trucks for Ken Nurnburg. After returning to the Afton area, he owned and operated a gas station and later, a motel and restaurant in Afton, before returning to truck driving with Dick Wilmeth. 

On Dec. 28, 1973, Marvin married Alice Lucille McCrary in Columbus, Mississippi. In 1974, they settled on a farm near Shannon City where he farmed and worked for the Iowa DOT until his retirement in 1998 after 24 years of service.

Marvin was a member of Arispe United Methodist Church. 

Marvin is survived by his sons, Lee Borrall (companion Pam Best) of Shannon City and Patrick (Jennifer) Mink of Pella; grandchildren, Trenton Gaiser of Fort Dodge, Ashley (Stephen) DenAdel of Pella and Megan Mink of Cedar Rapids; a great-grandchild; sister-in-law Beth (Robert) Waltrip of Columbus, Mississippi, and many nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alice Ringberg in 2008 and sister Gayleen Stephens in 2017.   

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