Obit: Ring, William G. (1950 – 2009)



Surnames: Ring, Malesa, Moore, Houck, Whiting, Selden, Hobbs, Noonan, McKenzie


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) December 30, 2009


Ring, William G. (20 June 1950 – 26 December 2009)


William G. “Bill” Ring, 59, of Black River Falls died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, in the Black River Memorial Hospital.


Bill was born June 20, 1950, in Billings, MT.  He was raised in Omaha, NE, and graduated from high school there.  He married Rosa M. Malesa in Omaha June 5, 1971. The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1981.  They lived in Whitehall and Jackson County.


Bill was a machinist, printer and musician.  He was a professional drummer and piano player.  He also was a stage playwright, inventor, artist and comedian.


Surviving are his wife Rose; three daughters, Jennifer (Jeremy) Moore, Plover, Emily Ring married to Kenny Houck, Cave Junction, OR, and Alyssa (Travis) Whiting, St. Paul, MN; his parents, William and Katherine Ring; one brother, Todd (Ellen) Ring; two sisters, Mary (Howard) Selden and Teddi (Danny) Hobbs, all of Omaha; five grandchildren, Emma, Luke, and Naomi Whiting and Aiden and Alexander Moore; and an aunt, Betty Noonan.


He was preceded in death by an infant sister.


Bill was very devoted to God and his family.  He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.


Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Ring will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Torgerson’s Funeral Home (715.284.4321), Black River Falls.  Doug McKenzie intern pastor, from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, will conduct services.


Per his request, following the funeral service, his body will be donated to the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, for MS and medical research.





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