Margaret Ringhofer

Margaret Rita Ringhofer

May 26, 1924 - November 13, 2020

Margaret Rita (“Rita”) Ringhofer, age 96, Frisco, Texas passed away on November 13, 2020 in Lewisville, Texas. She was born on May 26, 1924 to Florence May (Power) and Alexander Robertson in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

Rita served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942 to 1944. 

Rita married John (“Jack”) Logue in August 1954; they were married until his death in 1962. On January 4, 1964 Rita married John F. Ringhofer in Chicago, Illinois; they were married until his death in July 2002. 

A thirty-eight year resident of Wood Dale, Illinois, she ran as a candidate for DuPage County Clerk in 1989 and DuPage County Board in 1990. 

Rita moved to Frisco, Texas in January 2007 and was a parishioner at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. 

Rita is survived by her three children, John Ringhofer and his wife, Ana of Frisco, Texas, Justine Hewerdine of Orange Park, Florida and Frank Ringhofer and his partner Patrick Cerceo of Chicago, Illinois: her six grandchildren, William J. Ringhofer, Joanna S. Ringhofer, Evelyn A. Ringhofer, Helene Hewerdine, Grace Hewerdine and Bradley Hewerdine. 

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Ringhofer, her parents, and nine siblings. 

Family and friends are invited to a “come and go” Visitation on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75033 from 6 PM to 8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3990 W. University Drive, Prosper, Texas 75078, on Saturday, November 21, 2020 beginning at 12:30 PM with Rev. Stephen Hauck presiding. A committal service will be held at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10 AM. 

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to send donations to any of the following:

Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/828604041RR0001-veterans-emergency-transition-services-canada

K-9s for Warriors: https://www.k9sforwarriors.org

Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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I fondly remember Rita as an active member of our Neighborhood 22 social programs in Frisco Lakes. We both moved onto the same street at the same time. I also used to always enjoy talking to Rita on my walks with my dog down our street; I would cross the street to converse with her whenever I saw her outside. May Rita rest in peace. Kay Kinnan, November 25, 2020 Ringhofer Family; Please accept my sincere sympathy of Rita's passing. I worked with her in Wood Dale when she ran for office. What a "go getter"! She was a great example to me to get out there and make a difference, no matter the odds. I have thought about her for years now, referring back to her teachings, and implementing them by her example. She was quite a woman. My prayers are with you . Rest in peace, Rita. Gail Bedard, November 22, 2020 Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Let the memories of your mother provide you with comfort and serve as guidance. Jairo and Pilar Martinez , November 21, 2020 What a joy to have met this sweet lady! I had the pleasure through my first visit with the Homebound Ministry of St. Martin de Porres when Rita came happily bursting into our prayer service a bit late! I didn't see her often but she was always smiling and full of stories. As I listened to her service today and the remembrance afterwards it confirmed to me what a special lady she was and how lucky y'all were to have had her in your lives for so long. Rest in Peace, Rita. Korinne Vanderpool, November 21, 2020 Sincerest condolences to the whole family. She was a very colourful Aunt for us. RIP Mary Robertson, November 20, 2020 Rita was the best neighbor that I ever had. She was kind, caring and very helpful. I always loved to hear her stories. She always made me laugh. Blessings to her wonderful family. Dianne, November 19, 2020 Rita was a very special person, who had alot of energy, was very friendly and always had a smile on her face. My mother and I used to enjoy visiting with Rita after Mass on Sunday, Rita always spoke very fondly and lovingly of her family. I am glad our paths crossed. Marie Pishko, November 18, 2020 I met Rita a few years ago doing her hair and I must say she had more energy and life in her than most people half her age. :) She always had a story to tell and kept me on my toes!! blessings to the family Pam Zinszer , November 18, 2020 Rest In Peace Rita - so happy I got to know you - now you are truly HOME 
Ann Ryan, November 18, 2020