August 14, 1929 - April 26, 2019
Washington, IL - Rachel M. Ringenberg, 89, of Washington, Illinois (formerly of Upland, IN & Princeton, IL) passed away on April 26, 2019 at Morningside of Washington. Services will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N Main St. in Princeton, Illinois at 10am with visitation prior at 9am. Rachel was born August 14, 1929 to Reuben and Grace (Nelson) Arling. She married Gerald W. Ringenberg on July 10, 1948 at the Mission Covenant Church. He preceded her in death on May 30,1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Thera Ackeberg and Janice Burress. Great-granddaughter Jane Rachel Wallenfang also preceded her on June 27, 2017. Surviving are her three children: Brent (Ilze) Ringenberg of West Bend, WI , Julie (Tom) Essenburg of Hoschton, GA, and Jeff (Jean) Ringenberg of Peoria, IL; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Ben Essenburg, Billy Clark, Marcus DeKeyser, Tom Wallenfang, Bill Wilson, Gundars Berzins, Jay Voigt, and Joe Meyer. She graduated from Wyanet High School in May of 1948 and married in July of 1948. She enjoyed being a farmer's wife. Rachel was a devoted member of the Mission Covenant Church, Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Kasbeer Community Church, and the Upland Community Church through her life. She enjoyed golf, doing puzzles, playing games like Scrabble, Wahoo & Rook with family and friends, travelling, and cheering on her grandchildren in their sports as well as the Taylor University Trojans. Her many friendships were very precious to her. Looking sharp and having her hair done was also of importance to her. Her faith in Christ sustained her through the loss of her husband and the many challenges of life. She shared the Good News of Jesus with others and found joy in supporting many ministries by volunteering, giving and praying. Memorials may be made to Peoria Area Youth for Christ, 4100 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria IL 61614.
Washington, IL - Rachel M. Ringenberg, 89, of Washington, Illinois (formerly of Upland, IN & Princeton, IL) passed away on April 26, 2019 at Morningside of Washington. Services will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Evangelical Covenant... View Obituary & Service Information
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