July 27, 2022
Richard Charles Ringstad, age 86, of Glasgow, Mont., passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at his home in Glasgow.
He was born Dec. 27, 1935, in Fosston, Minn., to Knute and Alice (Olson) Ringstad. He graduated from Fosston High School where he excelled in spelling: winning the Polk County Spelling Bee. After high school, Richard joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served four years. He went on to serve in the Merchant Marines where he traveled the world including delivering construction materials to Antarctica.
He married Doris Humbert on Oct. 14, 1964, and enjoyed 57 wonderful years together. They had two children and made their home in Glasgow. Richard retired from the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Peck in 1998.
Richard loved spending time on Fort Peck Lake fishing for walleye and hunting in Valley County. He was sometimes referred to as Mr. Walleye. When he was not fishing or hunting, he could be found with a book in his hand. He loved reading and shared a story about reading every book in his school library. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Doris of Glasgow; two children, Sandra (Paul) Druyvestein, of Missoula, Mont., and Steve Ringstad, of Missoula; four grandchildren, Jacob Druyvestein, of Portland, Ore., Haley Druyvestein, of Missoula, Alyson Druyvestein, of Missoula, and Seth Ringstad, of Helena, Mont .; three brothers, Calvin Ringstad, of Lengby, Minn., Gordon Ringstad, of Lengby, and Wayne (Brenda) Ringstad, of Duluth, Minn .; one sister, Mary(Jarvis) Watnemo, of Hutchinson, Minn .; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Richard's life was held 3 p.m., July 25, at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.
Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.