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Dennis "Denny" R. Ringwelski

November 29, 1946 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Dennis "Denny" Ringwelski Obituary

Dennis “Denny” R. Ringwelski, 76, of Ringle, passed away at home, on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 with family at his side and under the care of St. Croix Hospice.

He was born on November 29, 1946 in Wausau to the late Michael and Helen (Langhoff) Ringwelski.  On June 13, 1970 he was united in marriage to Nancy Felch in Wausau, and she preceded him in death in 1998.  Dennis married Evelyn (Liss) Volm in Weston on July 6, 2002 and she survives.

Denny worked for many years as a train engineer at Weyerhaeuser and later at the Domtar Paper Mill.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart.  He was a member of the D.A.V. and V.F.W. Burns Post #388.

He enjoyed all sports and would watch the Badgers, Packers, Brewers, and NASCAR regularly.  Denny also liked time spent outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; children, Tracy Diermeier (Jack) and Tim Ringwelski (Ashley); step-children, Katherine (Ralph) Matsche, Jerry (Sandy) Volm, Garry Volm, Sherrie Volm, and Mary Lou Campbell; grandchildren, Jacob, Emily, and Trevor; step-grandchildren, Bradley, Blake, Barrett, Elizabeth, Ellecia, Nicholas, Dustin, Stephanie, CassaDana, DanLyssa, Ellison, and Jason; great-grandchildren, Carlie, Harper, Norah, Anya, Eygan, Parker, and Wyatt; step-great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cody, Nolan, Blake, Lexi, and Averie; great-great-grandson, Liam; siblings, Richard (Delores) Ringwelski, Mary Ann Schmidt, Florian (Barbara) Ringwelski, Floyd Ringwelski, Michael Ringwelski, and Betty Jane Kimps; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy; parents, Michael and Helen; sister, Nancy Wilde; step-grandson, Jeremy; and brothers-in-law, Denny Kimps and David Schmidt.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 beginning at 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau.  Private family services will take place at a later date with military honors accorded by V.F.W. Burns Post #388.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in Dennis’ name to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, 225780 Rib Mountain Drive #234, Wausau, WI 54401 or www.neverforgottenhonorflight.com.

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October 17, 2023

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Private Service


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