Representative Carl H. Ringgenberg View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/5/1990
Birth Place: Campbell, Nebraska
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 57 (1957) - 58 (1959)
House: 54 (1951) - 56 (1955)
Home County: Story
Carl H. Ringgenberg
Story County


Carl Ringgenberg of Ames, was born April 28, 1895, in Campbell, Nebraska. He passed away July 5, 1990, in Ames at the age of 95 years.

Mr. Ringgenberg was a graduate of Ames High School and Iowa State College. He taught high school for one year in Whiting, and was a farmer. On December 30, 1919, he married Eloise Minkler in Ames. She died on April 11, 1965. On December 20, 1966, he married Ruth Plagmann. She died on September 25, 1976. On December 3, 1979, he married Vera Wymore in Ames. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy. He is survived by his wife, Vera; one son, Robert of Nevada; two daughters, Ruth Matson of Ames and Marilyn Patrick of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Senator Ringgenberg was elected to the Iowa Senate in 1956, after serving in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1950. He served in the 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, and 58th General Assemblies.

Mr. Ringgenberg was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served as Sunday school teacher and choir director; member of the board of trustees, and on the finance committee. He also served as clerk of the Washington Township Trustees; on the Story County AAA Committee; and the Story County Board of Education for 16 years. He had been a member of the county Fair Association, County Farm Bureau Board, American Legion, and the Isaac Walton League.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE SEVENTY-THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF IOWA: That in the passing of the Honorable Carl H. Ringgenberg, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and that the Senate by this Resolution, expresses its appreciation of his service to the State and tenders its sympathy and kindest regards to the members of his family.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the Senate and that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.