Wanda Ringgenberg, 83, passed away Oct. 13, 2011. Private graveside services were held at the Garfield Cemetery in Lytton.
Born Wanda Lou Swift to Henry and Nora (Klint) Swift. She attended Sac County Schools and graduated from Sac City High School in 1945. She married Eugene Ringgenberg, June 1, 1946. Born to their union was Garold (Gary) and Linda (Lynn). Eugene died on Jan. 12, 1952.
Wanda and her young family moved to Storm Lake. She was employed by Sid Major at S & M and Cobblestone Inn. She enrolled at Buena Vista and was chosen Homecoming queen in 1953.
Wanda was a 1954 graduate of Buena Vista University and was an elementary teacher for the Storm Lake Public Schools and the Des Moines Public Schools.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Gordon) McCollum; son, Gary (Rhonda) Ringgenberg; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene
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