Viola E. Ringger

Posted on Apr 5, 2013

Viola E. Ringger, 103, of Bluffton passed away at 8:07 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne. She was born on June 2, 1909 in Wells County to Samuel and Nettie (Neuenschwander) Gerber. She was married on April 12, 1936 in Bluffton to Ray R. Ringger.
She was a homemaker and was the bookkeeper for Ringger Soft Water. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. She loved her Lord and her family. She enjoyed making children’s blankets, quilting, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by four sons, David L. (Maxine) Ringger; Tim R. (Marlene) Ringger; and Alan G. (Sheryl) Ringger, all of Bluffton; and Gary K. (Rosetta) Ringger of Decatur; two daughters, Jan M. (Bob) Sutter of Berne; and Judy M. (Hubert) Isch of Bluffton; brother, Art Gerber of Berne; sister, Sylvia Frauhiger of Bluffton; 25 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on October 5, 2003; seven brothers, Ervin, Herman, Walter, Ralph O., Cliff, Glen, and Kenneth Gerber; and three sisters, Naomi Ringger; Frieda Steffen; and Tillie Kaehr.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8 and from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, April 10 at the Apostolic Christian Church East. Officiating will be Steve Ringger and Mark Gerber. Burial will be at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery.
The family has asked that memorial contributions be given to her grandson, Jonathan (Lisa) Ringger, who is serving in southeast Asia.
Arrangements provided by Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Sign the guest book online at