Obituaries

Glenn Ringler Sr., 91, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln. He was born Aug. 10, 1925 on a farm south of Russell to Phillip John and Elizabeth (Dietz) Ringler. He and his family moved to a farm near Luray when he was a teenager and in 1945 moved to a farm near Sylvan Grove. On March 8, 1947, he married Nora Dicke. They farmed and ranched near Sylvan Grove their entire married life. They had two sons, Glenn Jr. (Sharon) and Gregory (Sylvia), both of Sylvan Grove; grandchildren, Justin (Angela) Ringler, of Sylvan Grove, Sasha (Tim) Fallon, of Milton, Tenn., Shantel Grace (Tim), of Lawrence, Nicholas (Katrina) Ringler, of Sylvan Grove, Katie (Philip) Hammeke, of Burdett; and 11 great-grandchildren, Paige and Liberty Ringler, Jack, Gabriel and Nicole Fallon, Leo and Sonny Grace, Clayton, Faith, Gage and Xaiver Hammeke. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora; brothers, William, Lawrence, Leonard, Clifford; and sister, Pauline. Funeral services were Sept. 26, 2016, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lucas, where he was a member with the Rev. Delvin Strecker officiating. Interment followed at Sylvan Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 517 E. 1st Street, Lucas 67648.

Louise E. Ryan, 93, formerly of Holyrood, Kan., died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Independence, Mo. She was born June 7, 1923, in Lincoln, to Earl V. and Emma (Cornellisson) Zink. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Keith, and daughter Diane Nelson. She is survived by sons Keith (Maria) Ryan of Lorraine and Jim (Lynn) Page of Oregon, son-in-law Lloyd Nelson of Kansas City, Mo., three grandchildren, and two greatgrandchildren. Graveside memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Lincoln City Cemetery. She is in the care of Hall Funeral Home.

Daniel Ray Swift, 53, died Sept. 19, 2016 at his home in Cordova, Tenn. Dan was born on Jan. 6, 1963 to Donald and Mary Ann (Koeritz) Swift. He attended St. James Lutheran School in Northrop and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1981. He married Karen Veverka in 1996, shortly after which they moved to Memphis, Tenn. Dan chose to spend many years as an at-home dad and adored his two children. He was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Memphis. Dan is survived by his wife of 20 years, Karen Veverka Swift; son, Jacob; daughter, Anna; his mother, Mary Ann Harder; sisters, Pat (Art) Sohre, Bev Graplar; brothers Steve (Lisa) and Tim (Michele) of Claremont and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Alvin Swift; and stepfather, Melvin Harder. Memorial services are Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Memphis. Interment will be at a later date at St. James Lutheran Cemetery, rural Northrop. Memorials are preferred to Christ the King Lutheran School (ctkschool.com), Memphis, or to Martin Luther High School in Northrop.