Obit: Ringquist, Gust P. (1880 - 1961)
Surnames: Ringquist, Langseth, Williamson, Budde, Schjonneman, Hodge
----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) Friday 07/07/1961
Ringquist, Gust P. (21 Nov. 1880 - 3 July 1961)
Funeral services were held at 2 P.M. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church at Unity for Gust P. Ringquist, 80, pioneer Marathon County resident, who passed away at 5 A.M. Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield of old age complications.
The Rev. Robert Langseth officiated and burial was made in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Unity, Wisconsin.
The body reposed at the Lulloff Funeral Home at Colby from Tuesday until 11 A.M. Wednesday when it was taken to the church.
Mr. Ringquist was born November 21, 1880, at Des Moines, Iowa, the son of original settlers of the Scandinavian settlement between Spencer and Unity; he attended the Romeo School. He was married on November 17, 1904 to the former Julia Williamson, who passed away August 13, 1955. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1954.
After their marriage they began farming on the Ringquist homestead which they purchased later. They made their home there until 1945, when they retired and moved to Unity.
For many years before his retirement, Mr. Ringquist was road commissioner for the town of Brighton.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Unity and served on its board of administrators for two terms and also served on the church cemetery committee.
He is survived by a son, Lloyd, Spencer; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Eleanor) Budde, Colby; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edith Schjonneman, Unity; and three brothers, Anton Ringquist, Owen; James Ringquist and Earl Ringquist, both of route 2, Spencer.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ole, Charles and August Ringquist, a sister, Mrs. James (Hulda) Hodge and three sisters who died in infancy.
Trinity Lutheran Church at Unity, Wisconsin
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