Patricia Ann Ringenberg, 81, formerly of North Manchester, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon, Indiana. She was born May 23, 1928 in Laketon, Indiana to Wallace and Hilda (Redmon) Frederick. She married Robert W. Ringenberg in Wabash, Indiana, on August 15, 1948; he died November 24, 1988. Mrs. Ringenberg graduated from Laketon High School in 1946, spent two years at Purdue University, and then graduated from Manchester College in 1958 with a degree in Home Economics and Physical Education. She received her Masters Degree in Vocational Home Economics in 1962 from Ball State University. She started her teaching career in 1955 at Silver Lake High School and then taught at North Manchester High School from 1959-1987. Mrs. Ringenberg sponsored the Sunshine Society at both schools. She taught Driver Education in the Warsaw school system for two years and substituted K-12 for four years. She was an active member of the Republican Party, the Presidential Round Table, and the Senatorial Inner Circle group with which she traveled to Scotland and England. In 1989, she attended the inauguration of George H. Bush and Dan Quayle of Huntington, Indiana. She attended numerous meetings of the Presidential Roundtable in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ringenberg held many local, county, and state offices in the Republican party. She was a member of the Eastern Star; served as Ways and Means Chair, and was secretary of the Historical Society of North Manchester. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority for 35 years. Mrs. Ringenberg authored four books; Pat's Book, History of North Manchester, Old and New Sayings, and a background book of the Frederick Family. She is survived by her nephew, Wallace Bartyzel of Colorado; and her friend, Glenna (Punk) Kinsey of Evansville, Indiana, who has been by her side for the past several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Hilda Frederick, a sister, Betty Bartyzel; and her husband, Robert Ringenberg. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester. A Eulogy will be given at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be a graveside service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.