John L. Ringle, age 63, of Centerville, Iowa passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Corydon Specialty Care in Corydon.
He was born July 12, 1956 in Indiana, the son of Rev. W. Eldon Ringle and Rev. Lucille (Stump) Ringle. John graduated high school in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
John grew up as a pastor’s child in a God-fearing home. His parents pastored in many Iowa towns. Recently, before his transition into the memory care unit, John attended the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Centerville.
He maintained many jobs throughout his lifetime. John spent nine years working as the assistance manager at a McDonald’s in the Des Moines area. He also worked a period of two years installing gasoline storage tanks at numerous gas stations. John worked for Gevalia Coffee in Des Moines for two years. Moreover, he spent many years working odd jobs as a handyman and mechanic.
John possessed many hobbies and pleasures, including trips to the Zoo, going to the movies, and engaging in art work. Furthermore, he loved working with puppets and always enjoyed a good church pot luck dinner. At one point in his life, John enjoyed working with his wife Jeri at their little bugs child daycare.
Left to honor his memory include his wife, Jeri Ringle of Centerville, Iowa; a step-son, Jeremy (Nancy) Croteau of Centerville, Iowa; four grandchildren, Charity, Joy, Zared, and Alex; his sister, Susan Ward of Ankeny, Iowa; as well as two nephews, Daniel and J.P. Ward.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William Ringle.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Centerville with Pastor Jeremy Croteau officiating. The Ringle Family will be greeting friends from 10-11 AM at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church on Thursday. A fellowship dinner at the church will follow the Celebration of Life Service. A memorial has been established to the APC Food Pantry and may be left at the church or mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.
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