Gregory Jon Ring died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.
Greg was born March 20, 1958, to Janice Faye (Breault) and George Ring, and remained a lifelong resident of Somerset, Wis. Greg was an encyclopedia of sports knowledge, with an emphasis on his home-state teams from elementary school through professional levels. His other great passion was finding joy in stirring the pot at work and watch
ing the ensuing chaos with a wide grin.
However, Greg was happiest whenever surrounded by family and friends whether it be around the kitchen table or the pool. Greg worked hard and dedicated his life to his girls — MaryAnn, Stephanie, Sadie (deceased), Kellie and the family pugs, Trixie and Lola. Greg often displayed this love by teasing and harassing his ladies relentlessly, with his merriment increasing the more riled up they became. Without knowing Greg, you might think it is cruel, but knowing him, you just couldn’t help but join in.
Greg was preceded in death by his daughter, Sadie Lynn Ring. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughters Stephanie and Kellie; parents, George and Janice Faye Ring; siblings, Rod, Shelley (Waco), Mike, Monique (Mike), Pat (Sue), Sheila; mother-in-law Marilyn McCarty and the late J. Thomas McCarty; brothers-in-law, Tom (Darla), Jim (Shelly), and Michael (Becky) McCarty; nieces and nephews, Sarah (Vinnie) Baar, Colin (Angela) Early, Sean Early, Ben, Brady, Georgia Hammer, Roxanne Ring, Brenda McCarty, Marshall, Mitchell, Matthew McCarty, Brittany and Sean McCarty, and Connor, Michaela and Quinn Baar.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard in Stillwater. Visitation continues at 10 a.m. and a funeral mass is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan 4, 2013, at St. Anne’s Church in Somerset.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the scholarship fund established in memory of Greg and Mary Ann’s daughter, who tragically died in 2002: Sadie Lynn Ring Memorial Scholarship Fund, Somerset High School, Somerset Wis.