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Richard G. Ringel, age 79, of Highland, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 after a two year battle with lung cancer. He is survived by: his wife of 58 years Pamela, two children, Julie (Andrew) Frankel, and Michael (Beth) Ringel; brother, John; brother- in-law James (Mary) Tamplin; three grandchildren, Alexis (Trevor) Parmentier; Zachary Ringel, Nicholas Frankel; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by: his parents, and brother William (Diane) Ringel.
Richard served in the U.S. Navy, was retired from Stanrail Corporation in Gary, and was a longtime member of Griffith Lutheran Church. He loved taking ski trips with his friends, golfing with his buddies and taking extra special vacations with his dear family and friends.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Griffith Lutheran Church, 1000 N. Broad Street, Griffith, IN from 9:00 am to 10:30 am with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at the church at 10:30 am. Luncheon to follow.
Memorial donations in Richard's name may be given to Hospice of the Calumet Area, Griffith Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice.
For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com