John Paul Ringuette, 58, Fargo, North Dakota, passed away on Wednesday, October 29th

John was born to Barbara and Duane Ringuette on March 29, 1956.  He graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. 

John loved and was loved by all his nieces and nephews, and he watched with great interest and pride as they grew from babies to adults.  Great-nieces and great-nephews also!

John was an avid outdoorsman who felt great joy during his time spent hunting and fishing and the camaraderie that ensued with his many close friends.

John was a jack of all trades, and, as he would tell you, a master of most.  Over the years, he acquired much knowledge and many skills.  Among other projects, he worked for Jones Construction in various parts of the country building water treatment plants; was a plumber in Montana; worked for ADM as a department supervisor; and helped many friends during the Fall harvest. 

John’s funny, clever wit, entertaining personality, and compassionate caring for others endeared him to people all over the country.

John is survived by brothers and sisters Barbara Miller (Don), Pflugerville, Texas; Gene Ringuette (Janeen) Maple Grove, Minnesota;  Lavetta Syverson (Ryle), Grand Forks, North Dakota;  Ken Ringuette (Maggie) Fargo, North Dakota;  Dana Ringuette (Renee) Charleston, Illinois;  Tom Ringuette (Deb), Fargo, North Dakota; and his aunt Sister Paula Ringuette, Fargo, North Dakota. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Leo and Scott, and his sister, Renee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s memory to Pheasants Forever or the American Heart Association.

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  1. Fargo I am so sad to see of John’s passing. He was my neighbor when I first moved to Fargo at age of 19. I was often needing a brotherly figure to help me with various things and John was always there with a smile, a joke, and helping hand. I was so happy to get a call from him not too long ago when I was working in radio and to hear his voice again. My thoughts are with all who loved him. I wish I could have made the memorial service.

  2. Fargo, ND
    I always wanted to touch base with John after my brother Mike’s death, but I was having a hard time with it all year. Am so sorry to hear he is gone. I will have a Mass said for him. I will miss him. Thank you for being such a wonderful family to my brother Mike!

  3. Davenport North Dakota
    I went to grade school with John and will always remember him as being kind and helpful. He was my first crush, in 1st grade at Nativity!! I will think of him, pray for him and his family and remember him fondly.

  4. Hopkins MN
    Please accept my sincere condolences. I was the new kid in town and at school as a freshman at Shanley. I knew I was OK when I was invited to the sleep outs at John’s with the rest of the gang.

    I am sure the memorial service was full of great stories and much laughter and John enjoyed it with the ever present twinkle in his eyes.

  5. West Fargo ND
    Dearest Family of John
    I just wanted to let you know
    how sorry I am for your loss.
    John was a great kind man and everyone
    loved him. I will miss him and will
    keep all of his memories alive with in
    me.
    I pray that you find comfort soon in his
    passing.
    Sincerely
    Kathy

  6. Bathgate ND
    Sorry to learn of John’s passing. Remember him as a sweet young man. Praying you will experience the comfort and peace that our Lord Jesus longs to give you.

  7. My heart is heavy after learning of John’s passing. I worked with John in gaming at the Doublewood for years. He was such a great guy. He helped me get my 1st job wallpapering where he was painting, a jack of all trades. God Bless all of John’s large family and fellow friends.

  8. Lake Havasu City AZ
    I played Softball with John on The Griffs team from 1987 – 1990. He was a blast to play with and was always fun to be around!!!

  9. I have very fond memories of “Shorty.”
    I can never thank him enough for introducing me to my wife. It was just one of the many wonderful things he did here on this planet. Beret and I will miss him dearly.

  10. Maineville OHRinguette family,
    I am so saddened to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful person. I will be praying for you all during your time of loss.
    Sincerely,
    Jeanne LeDoux Lavelle

  11. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. John was always a pleasure to be around. My time with John was mostly playing softball and some golf outings. His sense of humor was always present along with his kindness and good natured personality.

  12. Moorhead Minnesota
    To Dana and all,
    I have fond memories of John. Please know that I am keeping you in my daily prayers asking for peace and God’s grace to come your way.

  13. Grand Forks ND
    So sorry to read about John. This has been a very difficult year for the family. I have had you in my prayers and thoughts during these difficult times.
    Kathy Ashe

  14. Fargo My friendship with John started back in grade school at Nativity. I will miss his quick wit/humor and his kind soul. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and with John.

  15. Cerrillos NMI’m heartbrocken to hear of John’s passing. I have not seen John in a number of years but still considered him a good friend. I have great memories of golfing and watching sports with John.Maybe the only thing as fun as the actual golf game would be to listen to John rehash over drinks. If a friend of John’s ever had a problem he would be the 1st to offer help.
    I’m very sorry for your great loss.

  16. Ringuette’s,
    I will always remember John as a fun and loyal friend. I wish I had been able to get back to N. Dakota to hunt and fish with him and other classmates. I will keep John and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Al

  17. Grand Forks, ND
    ND
    So sorry to hear of John’s death. This has been a very difficult year for the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Kathy Ashe

  18. Bismarck My Ringuette Family,
    My memories of John are many, spanning our high school days, living under the same roof during college, and the maturation process that naturally follows youth … As you celebrate his rich life, smile large, laugh deep, and hug!!
    Love to all…
    Sem

  19. Fargo ND
    To all of the Ringuette Family

    Please accept my heart felt condolences on John’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and with John. God bless you all.

    Sincerely,
    Dan

  20. Osage MN
    Kenny and Ringuette family: I was so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I know how difficult it is to lose a family member and I want you to know I am saying prayers for all the dear survivors. May you come together at this most difficult time, and may God hold John in the palm of His hand and welcome him into paradise. R.I.P. John Ringuette.

    Dee Olson (Dee Dee Doyle)

  21. Tigard ORDear Ringuette’s,
    May John have eternal peace light and joy with our loving God. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of John from UND and his many friends from Shanley High School.

  22. Memories of John are all good memories playing softball together. A great guy to be around that had a good outlook on life and made it easy to create friends!

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