Judith J. Ringel, 69, rural Wabash, died at 3:28 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Dec. 4, 1943 in Wabash, to Mervyn "Pete" and Velma (Brothers) Kendall.
Judy was a 1961 graduate of Urbana High School, and a graduate of the International Business College in Fort Wayne. She married Herbert A. Ringel in Urbana on Aug. 3, 1963. She worked at GenCorp in Wabash and at Trellborg in Peru. She was a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ. Judy was also a member of the Wabash County Farm Bureau, serving as County Women’s Leader for six years. She volunteered at the Wabash County Historical Museum, Operation Elf, and for Ag in the Classroom. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, reading, working in the yard, cooking for her family, doing crossword puzzles, and going to Indianapolis Colts games.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert A. Ringel, Wabash, daughter, Karen A. (Joe) Vandenburgh, Missoula, Mont., daughter-in-law, Cindy R. Ringel, Wabash, two grandsons, Colton Allen Ringel and Connor Alex Ringel, both of Wabash, and her sister, Sandra (Jay) Votaw, East Liverpool, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Craig Allen Ringel, who died May 4, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. St. Rd. 15, Wabash with Rev. Larry Ray, and Ken Goble officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church.
Preferred memorial is Wabash County Historical Museum.