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SHERBURN – A life ministry celebration for John H. Ringeisen, 87, of Sherburn, Minnesota will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome with burial in the church cemetery .

John was called to his eternal rest on Tuesday morning, November 15, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato, Minnesota. The visitation will take place on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ for the welcome and one hour before the Saturday service at the church. Condolences can be sent to the family online at

John Henry Ringeisen was born on April 3, 1935 to Elmer and Pearl (Ammann) Ringeisen in the family home in Sherburn Village Township, Martin County, Minnesota. He received his education at the Sherburn Schools, graduating in 1955. He worked for Ernie Jensen at his seed plant in rural Sherburn until he was hired for Charlie Ritter on his cattle station in Iowa. He then attended the Jackson Vocational School for bodywork. On July 6, 1958, he married Arla Mae Hartwig at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fairmont, Minn. After their marriage they started their family and John was employed in the body shop trade at Roepke Motors and later Park Motors. John also worked part-time with the Sherburn City Police Department and was referred to as “Johnny Law” from locals. He later worked for the Body Department at Hawkins Chevrolet in Sherburn until 1976, then began employment at Railway Motors/Greenlee Textron in Fairmont until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of St Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome. After retirement, he worked for Rosen’s Inc. in Fairmont, supplying agricultural chemicals to retailers in MN and WI. In his spare time, John enjoyed traveling with Arla. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cabin, fishing and snowmobile water skiing, being a devoted sports fan for his grandchildren and having impromptu adventures with Michael “#3.” He is survived by his two sons, David (Betty) Ringeisen of Sherburn, Minnesota, and Ross (Janice) Ringeisen of Truman, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Krista (Brad) Payne of Osceola, Iowa, Amy (Blake) Crosby of Harrisburg, SD, Katie (Lance) Briard of Osceola, Iowa, Ally Ringeisen of Mitchell, SD, Colby Ringeisen of Spencer, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Crue Crosby and Charlotte Payne; cousin, Ginny (Dean) Kinzie of Good Thunder, Minnesota; other relatives and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Pearl Ringeisen; his wife Arla Mae Ringeisen on June 9, 2022; brothers, Willard, Neil, Oakley, Glen, Maynard and Merlin Ringeisen, cousin, Pam Rosa; and other relatives.

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