Jack A. Ringdahl

Jack A. Ringdahl    Jack A. Ringdahl, 60, a gifted architect and former Great Falls resident, died of a heart attack, April 2, at his home in Seattle, Wash.
    Jack was born July 29, 1946 in Bremerton, Wash., to Oscar and Myrtle Ringdahl, the youngest of four children. The family moved to the Seattle area shortly after, where Jack grew up, graduating from Highline High School in 1964. He attended Washington State University in Ellensburg, Wash. and graduated from MSU in Bozeman with a degree in Architecture.
    Jack was an extremely talented drummer, forming a band in the late 1960s called Gypsy Moss, which released multiple singles.
    He met and married Marjorie Kellogg in 1967 and raised two sons. They divorced 30 years later. Jack was a very involved dad, always coaching sports and encouraging the boys to do their best at each challenge.
    Jack is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Suzanne of Seattle; sons John (Donya) Ringdahl of Conrad and Eric Ringdahl of Brady; sister Claire (Craig) Nagel of Peqnot Lakes, Minn.; brother Ronald (Sumiko) Ringdahl of Ito City, Japan; and granddaughters Elizabeth and Kimberley Ringdahl of Conrad.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and eldest sister Janet.
    A memorial service is planned for April 11 at 11 a.m. at Abundant Life Christian Center in Conrad with a luncheon to follow. A private burial of ashes will take place in Seattle.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Abundant Life Christian Center.