Avison C. “Buck” Ring
Avison C. “Buck” Ring, age 81, of Faribault, died on Monday, March 30, 2009 at his home.
Funeral services will be at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault, on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend David E. Brown officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Friday, April 3rd from 3 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Avison Carter Ring, the son on John E. and Edith (Hoover) Ring, was born on July 25, 1927 in Faribault. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1945 and married Marjorie Taylor on May 23, 1948 in Elysian. In his early years, Buck owned Avison Ring Builders and was a lifelong union carpenter, working for various contractors. During his retirement, he was a school bus driver. Buck was active in all the functions of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; five children, David (and Jimmie) Ring of Peachtree City, GA, Daryl (and Karen) Ring of Elysian, Eileen (and William) Furth of New Ulm, Marcia Speiker of Faribault and Kenneth (and Debra) Ring of Lakeville; four sisters, Helen (Mrs. Arthur) Sellner and Margaret (Mrs. Chester) Puffer, both of Faribault, Hazel (Mrs. Walter) Voss of St. Charles and Jean (Mrs. Willis) Puffer of Spencer, IA; two brothers, John W. (and Loretta) Ring of St. Paul and James (and Maren) Ring of Albert Lea; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a special daughter in law, Mary Sue Iverson of Encintas, CA and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son in law, Jack Speiker; and four siblings, Marian Gangloff, Dorothy Voge, O.H. “Bud” Ring and Florence Lawson.
Dear Marjorie, Daryl. and family, I saddened to hear the news of Buck's passing away. I always have the memories of your family parading down the aisle on Sunday mornings. From shortest to the tallest with the younger ones so well behaved. Your Dad always had a smile on his face that would warm anyone's heart. It's always hard on the family to loss a loved one even if you are prepared for it. But I'm sure our Dad's are in heaven swapping stories while sitting with a fishing pole in their hands. You will always have the happy memories to think back on and eventually the tears are less. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. God's Blessings to you, Ann Bicknase (Twiehoff) Chandler, Az.
Uncle Buck was alway jolly, always seemed happy to see everyone. He loved his kids and from what I could tell, he was Margie's best friend. I didn't realize it, until later years, that Uncle Buck and Margie, too, were and are very devout Christians. As much work as they put into working at the church, I always thought it was something they HAD to do, but it was something they wanted to do. Uncle Buck will continued to be loved and very much missed. David always lets me know that he remembers Uncle Buck, too. He was sorry to hear about his passing.
Eileen: I am so sorry to read about your father. I did not know him, and I know we have not kept in touch - but I do know what it is like to lose a father. You have my thoughts and prayers, no matter how old they are, and even if death is the kindest action for him, to lose a parent at any age is hard and it hurts. Take care - Best wishes Lu Ann