William "Bill" Ringle, 84, of Republic, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 2014, at his home, after a one-year illness.
He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Bloomville, to William J. and Nora B. (Bollinger) Ringle, and the mother who raised him, Ella (Breyman) Ringle. He married Margaret "Peg" Eshenbrenner Sept. 6, 1951, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and she survives in Republic.
Other survivors include a son, Dennis E. Ringle of Willard; three daughters, Linda M. (Jerry) Fichter and Jodi L. Roessner, both of Shelby, and Deborah A. Everhart of New Albany; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Marilyn Lake of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Kathleen Tusing, Imogene Potter and Pat Wheelock; and two sons-in-law, David Roessner and David Everhart.
Bill worked as a heavy equipment operator for Weott Excavating, Felter and Weinandy, Allen Excavating and R and I Construction, retiring in 1996.
He attended Scipio-Republic High School, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was a member of Wade Benfer American Legion Post No. 404, Republic, the Ohio Operating Engineers and a life member of the Tiffin F.O.E.
His funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with Pastor Shane Helems officiating.
Burial will follow at Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Republic. Wade Benfer American Legion Post No. 404, Republic will conduct military graveside services.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Republic EMS or to the Wade Benfer American Legion Post No. 404.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.