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Clarice Ring

Clarice Ring, 91, of Langdon, ND passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND.

Clarice Hjelmstad was born May 29, 1925 to Anton and Anna (Nelson) Hjelmstad on the family farm near Milton, ND. She was educated in the Milton area and graduated from Langdon High School in 1944. During her high school years, she lived with the Brooks family in Langdon and cared for their children. After graduation, she went to Mayville State Teacher’s College for six weeks and earned her teaching certificate. Clarice married William Ring on June 10, 1945 in Milton, ND. She taught in Vang and at South Dresden #1 before the teaching requirements changed. Clarice then worked at the Republican as a proofreader. In the 1980s, she started working at the Cavalier County Library. She was a library assistant and led story hour for close to 30 years until retiring in 2003.

Clarice was an avid reader and truly enjoyed her job at the library. She loved having coffee and walking with her friends. She would often play cribbage with friends and family. Clarice was a member of the Homemakers, Friends of the Library, and Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon.

Surviving Clarice are her children: Richard (Karen) Ring of Langdon and Mary Lou Ring of Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Nathan (Kathy), Philip (Brittany), Steven (Kelly), and Ryan (Hailey); great-grandchildren: William, Keaton, Andrew, Kaetlyn, Leela, Harper, Izzy, Judd and Mason; and sister Gladys (Harlan) Hanson of Milton, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, and siblings: Myrtle Slama, Helen Holo, Alvin Hjelmstad, and Ruth Koehn.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 7 from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 prayer service at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and for one hour prior to service time at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

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I am so sorry for your lose. It doesn't matter what your age it still hurts the same. You and your Mother will all be in my prayers

Laurella Priebnow Jun 14 2016 12:00 AM

Mary Lou, Rick & Family, So sorry to here of the loss of your Mother & Grandmother Clarice. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you.

Fern & Tom Veer Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Clarice was always such a kind, friendly person, and we always enjoyed talking to her when we came home to visit. She will be missed by many. We are praying for the family during this time of loss.

Dave & Julie (Schanz) Dahl Jun 13 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother & Grandmother. I have very fond memories of Clarice. My mother, Amelia and I would visit at her home and she always made me feel important. She was a very loving and caring person in my life. God Bless you all during this difficult time now and always. Love, Mary

Mary Amoth Bonacorda Jun 9 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to all of you. Clarice was one of the most beautiful souls that there could be on this earth. she was always so caring and so pleasant to all. She was a good friend to all who knew her. I have so many, many fond memories of Aunt Clarice and truly do cherish them all. To my cousins, Ricky, Karen and Mary Lou Ring, may all your warm memories ease the sorrow that you feel. With sympathy, Randi Holo Swanberg

Randi Holo Swanberg Jun 8 2016 12:00 AM

We were greatly saddened by the news of Mrs. Ring's passing. She was always "Mrs. Ring" to my daughters and I as we loved going to story hour at the library while she was there. It was never the same after she retired. What a kind and loving lady! May God comfort all of you as you mourn her passing.

Darla Schroeder Jun 8 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Mrs. Ring was a special women. I will always remember all the story's she told us at story hour growing up. She was loved by many kids including me.

Josh Moen Jun 7 2016 12:00 AM

I remember when Clarice worked in the library. She was such a nice lady. My sympathy to the Ring families.

Camie Kertz Jun 7 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Clarice's passing, but we know she is where she wanted to be -- with loved ones and her Lord! We have many great memories of her. She was a special lady. Prayers to the family during this time of loss.

Darlene Roppel Jun 6 2016 12:00 AM