July 23, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
July 24, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
July 24, 2021
2:00 PM -
Leonard Dean Ringdahl was born January 30, 1945 to Erma and Adolph Ringdahl of Minot, North Dakota. Leonard was one of five siblings: twin sister Lois, Gary, Donald and David.
Leonard grew up on a farm in Raub, North Dakota. While growing up, he attended Wright Country School and later graduated from Parshall High School. He attended university at Minot State College. In 1967, Leonard was drafted into the military where he served as a Medical Corpsman in Landstuhl, Germany. Following his military service, Leonard returned to Minot where he worked several jobs in the accounting and financial services field. He then began his career at American Crystal Sugar in Fargo where he worked until retirement. In his retirement years he volunteered with AARP doing taxes, drove veterans to appointments, and drove vehicles for Nelson Ford and Quality Toyota.
On May 6, 1978, Leonard married Ruby Wegter. During their lives together, Leonard and Ruby had two children, Minda (Seth Fore) of Minneapolis and Tyler of Fargo. After retiring in 2011, Leonard and Ruby moved to Fergus Falls, Minnesota where they’ve since resided. Leonard’s life was defined and directed by his love for God, his family and his friends.
Leonard is survived by his wife, children and two siblings. He is preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Erma and two brothers Gary and David. Leonard will be remembered forever as a loving husband, father, brother and twin.
As members of Leonard’s family, these are our thoughts about his life:
To know Leonard was to love him. He was quick to laugh, slow to anger, and ever the peacemaker. He lived without pretense or prejudice, showing kindness, gentleness and compassion to all who crossed his path. Leonard saw the needs of everyone around him and was moved to lend a hand no matter how humble the task. His spiritual life was rooted in an unwavering service to God and a commitment to live for others. Leonard was inspired by the Bible verse, Psalms 37:37: “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace”. Wherever Leonard went, he brought peace and gentleness with him. We are forever blessed to have had him in our lives and his influence will continue to guide us into the future.
Funeral Service: 2 PM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – with visitation one hour prior
Visitation: 5-7 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
Burial: Fargo National Cemetery near Harwood, North Dakota