Archive for Thursday, December 2, 2004

Kenneth G. Ring

December 2, 2004

Kenneth G. Ring


Services for retired Col. Kenneth G. Ring, 82, Leavenworth, were Tuesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lansing, with burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Ring died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Theilman, Minn., the son of John F. and Phoebe Ann McMillan Ring.

Mr. Ring graduated in 1938 from St. Felix High School in Wabasha, Minn.

After a year of college, he entered the Minnesota National Guard. He was called to active duty in the U.S. Army in 1941 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in artillery in 1942. He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam in a military career that spanned more than 36 years.

Among Mr. Ring's commendations and decorations are: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star; Army Commendation Medal; Joint Services Commendation Medal; Army Meritorious Medal; Air Medal; National Defense Service Medal; European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Distinguished Unit Emblem; Belgian Fourragere; World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation-Japan Medal; Korea Campaign Medal with five battle stars; United Nations Service Medal; Armed Forces Exped-itionary Medal; Vietnamese Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Advisory Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with seven battle stars.

He received his master's degree in business administration in 1972.

After his military career, he began a property management business in Lansing and Leavenworth.

He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

He Married Mary Ann Dockendorf in Cold Spring, Minn., on Sept. 14, 1946. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Louise Nichols, Atlanta, Denise Maliszewski, Glen Carbon, Ill., and Patti Ring, Hot Springs, Ark.; two sons, David, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Tony, Waterford, Wis.; four brothers, Vincent, Shawnee Mission, Delmar, Cincinnati, Leon, Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Girard, Wabasha, Minn.; three sisters, Sister Patricia Ring, Santiago, Chile, Phoebe Ann Brunholz, Ellendale, Minn., Margaret Wagner, Mazeppa, Minn.; and eight grandchildren.

A son, 1st Lt. Harold Ring, was killed in Vietnam and preceded his father in death.

The family requests memorials to Hospice of Leavenworth or St. Vincent's Clinic, sent in care of R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth 66048.

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