May 31, 1941 - January 1, 2021
William Alex Ringness Jr went to be with the lord on January 1, 2021. Born May 31, 1941 in Graceville Minnesota to William Sr and Louisa Ringness. Married his best friend and the love of his life Eleanor “Dolly” Digawan Rodrigues in January of 1987 and became a widower on August 11, 1996. A well traveled and versed man who had spent time traveling to many Pacific Polynesian islands and spoke the languages fluently before retiring from Island Air in the early 2000’s. He was a devout Catholic and long time member of Saint Mark’s parish where he played the organ for over 20 years. Uncle Bill, as we knew him, loved the lord and the recovery fellowship. He spent his later years giving his time to mentoring young men and women. He was cherished by many and left his mark in the hearts of all those he knew. William is survived by his brother Henry “Hank” and niece Patricia Ringness. Step daughters Barbara, Jo-Ann and Mona (Kai). Step sons Pedro Jr and Alexander. Sister in laws Rose, Estrella and Charlene (Carl). Brother in laws Rudy (Marion), Edward, Catalino Jr (Michelle). And his hanai ohana Shane, Yvonne, Syrus and Mia Lily. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and step great grand children. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date after the pandemic where so many who were unable to say their goodbyes will be able to pay their respects. Uncle Bill will then be laid to rest with his one true love Dolly at Valley of the Temples.
William Alex Ringness Jr went to be with the lord on January 1, 2021. Born May 31, 1941 in Graceville Minnesota to William Sr and Louisa Ringness. Married his best friend and the love of his life Eleanor “Dolly” Digawan Rodrigues... View Obituary & Service Information
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