Richard Charles Ringstad, age 86, of Glasgow, Montana, passed away July 19, 2022, at his home in Glasgow, Montana
He was born December 27, 1935, in Fosston, Minnesota, 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 travelled the world, including delivering construction materials to Antarctica.
He married Doris Humbert on October 14, 1964 and enjoyed 57 wonderful years together. They had two children and made their home in Glasgow, Montana. 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, Montana; children: Sandra (Paul) Druyvestein of Missoula, Montana, and Steve Ringstad of Missoula, Montana; four grandchildren: Jacob Druyvestein of Portland, Oregon, Haley Druyvestein of Missoula, Montana, Alyson Druyvestein of Missoula, Montana, and Seth Ringstad of Helena, Montana; brothers, Calvin Ringstad of Lengby, Minnesota, Gordon Ringstad of Lengby, Minnesota and Wayne(Brenda) Ringstad of Duluth, Minnesota; sister Mary(Jarvis) Watnemo of Hutchinson, Minnesota and numerous nieces and nephews.