Obituary: Elizabeth Ringer

March 7, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Elizabeth M. Ringer, 95, passed away in peace at her home in Wayzata, Minnesota surrounded by her family on March 2, 2019.
Her husband of over 60 years, Walter, predeceased her.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Walter III “Joe” (Jane), John (Middie), Elizabeth “Lisa”, and Katherine “Kayte.” Elizabeth has eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband, by her parents – Howard and Mabel McMillan – and her brothers, Langdon and Howard McMillan.
Elizabeth graduated from Westover School in Connecticut and attended Northrup School in Minneapolis. Elizabeth worked in the OSS during World War II and served on the boards of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Colonial Dames, active in the Minneapolis Junior League and other organizations.
The family is appreciative of the loyalty and caring support from so many for Elizabeth during her recent years and over her happy long and generous life. A celebration of life for Elizabeth was held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Martins by-the- Lake Episcopal Church (2801 Westwood Road in Minnetonka Beach, MN). Memorial gifts may be directed to Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minnesota Historical Society, or donor’s choice.