Roger L. Ringer


Medicine Lodge – Roger L. Ringer, 68, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita. He was born on March 29, 1955 in Wichita to Ronald L. and Charlotte (Becker) Ringer.

Roger graduated from Goddard High School in 1973. He worked as a firefighter for Sedgwick County Fire Department. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 2224 in Sharon, Life Sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, Kansas Chapter of IWMA, Cowboy Storytellers Association of the Western Plains and Kansas Authors. He enjoyed farming, ranching, welding, heavy equipment operation, township maintenance, firefighting, emergency medical technician services, being a commissioned deputy sheriff, being a private detective, township trustee, poet, vocalist, freelance writing of “View From The Hill” for the Gyp Hill Premiere, Pratt Tribune and Rural Messenger, retail business owner and hunting and fishing with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Charlotte Ringer; brother, Rodney L Ringer both of Medicine Lodge; uncle, Charles Becker of Wichita; aunts, Gladys Kerschen of Wellington and Shirley Hoppock of Salina; cousins, Carla (Jo) Whaley, Cheryl (Mark) Bethel, Kurt (Brandi) Kerschen, Sheila (Bill) Roepke), Mark Davis, Marilyn (Ralph) Snook, Royce (Penny) Elliott, Jill (Jeff) Foster, Sue Miller, Mike (Polly) Hoppock and Doug (Nancy) Hoppock; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger is preceded in death by his father, Ronald Lloyd Ringer.

Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Larrison Funeral Home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge. Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2023 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medicine Lodge. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2023 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Schulte. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Schulte.

Memorials may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Barber County EMS, EWTN or Donor Choice in care of Larrison Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


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