Farming Rural 07

Clarence A. Ringwald, Jr.

October 9, 1929 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 92)


Clarence Alden Ringwald, Jr., 92, of Van Wert passed away at 7:34 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Homestead at Towne Center.

He was born on October 9, 1929, in Washington Township the son of the late Clarence A. Ringwald, Sr., and Elizabeth (Mapes) Ringwald. On May 1, 1948, he married the former Rosella Hitchcock who died on December 20, 1999. On April 3, 2007, he married Carol L. (Sutton) Mosier Ringwald who also preceded him in death on November 28, 2020.

Surviving family members include his children, Clark (Gloria) Ringwald of Middle Point, Roy (Jana) Ringwald of Van Wert, Gary (Sheila) Ringwald of Hiram, Georgia, Sylvia (Glenn) Hux of Celina, Nancy (David) Hoose of Bowling Green, Ohio, Ruth (William) Evans, II of Van Wert, 
Elizabeth (Vernon) Hobbs of Venedocia, and Joy (Michael) Baeumel of Wapakoneta; a brother-in-law, John Stutz; two sisters-in-law, Juanema Hitchcock and Juanita Ringwald; 29 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren, and a great great grandson.

Clarence was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Scherack; three brothers, William H. Ringwald, John Ringwald and Ralph Ringwald; and four sisters, Irene Zirkle, Helen Stutz, Edith Kundert and Mary Lou Butler.

Clarence was a lifelong farmer. He was a former member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Middle Point where he served as elder, treasurer, and on the Board of Sessions. He was a longtime member of the Middle Point Lion’s Club and served on the Lincolnview School Board for 16 years. In earlier years he enjoyed basketball, bowling, and fast pitch softball. Clarence was a man of honesty, integrity, strong faith and a hard worker. He was known for his kind, gentle and sincere spirit. He set a wonderful example for his family.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with his sons-in-law,  Glenn Hux and Dave Hoose officiating. Interment will follow at King Cemetery near Middle Point. Calling hours are 4 - 7 p.m., Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to the Middle Point Ball Park Association or the CHP Hospice.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

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Funeral Service
June 4, 2022

10:30 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

June 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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