Richard Lee Ringer, 78, of Fisher, IL, formerly of Wisner, died in his home on Dec. 28, 2020 after a years-long battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Richard is survived by his wife, Regina; daughter Kimberly; two step-daughters, Mary (David) and Natalie (Lisa); six grandchildren, Christian (Jordan), Nicholas, Brian Ross, Sarah (Andrew), Seth and Katelyn; two great-grandchildren, AJ and Caroline; his brother Leo (Julie); and nieces Penny and Paula; nephew Robert; and many cousins.

Preceding Richard in death were his father Ross Ringer; mother Luella Ringer; and his brother, Ronald Ringer.

Memorials may be made in Richard’s name to the ALS Association -Greater Chicago Chapter, 939 W. Randolph Suite 2W, Chicago, IL 60607. Please include “In Honor of Richard Ringer” on correspondence. Alternatively, you can support the Ronald McDonald House in Houston, TX as they provided a home for his granddaughter Katelyn when she fought cancer. Memorial contributions may be mailed The Ronald McDonald House, 1907 Holcombe Rd. Houston, TX 77030 (please note in honor of Richard Ringer in the check memo). You may also donate online at