"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated July 4, 2017


Doris Eileen Ring

October 4, 1926 - June 29, 2017

Doris Eileen Ring, 90, died Thursday, June 29, 2017 due to complications of cancer. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 3 at Resthaven Cemetery followed by an 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Hope Lutheran Church, 3857 E. 42nd St., Des Moines.

Doris was born at home in Cass County, IL on October 4, 1926 to Frederick and Lorna (Korsmeyer) Carls. She married Rev. George C. Ring on June 9, 1946. They served the deaf ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Hanford, CA, Portland, OR, Sioux Falls, SD, Pittsburgh, PA and Des Moines. She remained a member of Calvary Lutheran Church for the Deaf. She enjoyed travel and cooking.

Doris loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by George, her husband of 58 years; two grandchildren, Laura and Anne Schwalbe; and two sisters, June Kleinschmidt and Roberta Staake.

She is survived by her children, Rachel (Ken) Schwalbe, Michael (Sue) Ring, Rhoda (Joe) Kraig, Rebekah (Dave) Shoeman, Deborah (David) Knock and Mark (Lizz) Ring; brother, Roland (Jody) Carls; 19 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lutheran Deaf Mission Society, 907 Sappington Road, St. Louis MO 63128 or Camp Okoboji, 1531 Edgewood Drive, Milford, IA 51351.

Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes, Grandview Park Chapel, Des Moines, Iowa.

Thanks to Iles Funeral Homes, Des Moines, Iowa and Jon Holland for the information