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Matthew Steven Ringleman

March 18, 2019 | 19 comments

It is with our deepest sympathy to announce the passing of Matthew Steven Ringleman,34, due to complications from surgery. Matt was born into eternal life on March 13,2019 at Gunderson Health System in La Crosse, WI, with his loving family and friends by his side.

Matt had many interests and accomplishments during his life. Matt thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. He loved going for walks in his wheelchair, camping, sitting around campfires with friends and family, and really enjoyed listening to and singing all genres of music. Some of his major accomplishments in life besides being a “preemie” survivor include graduating high school, being an aptiv C.O.R.E. graduate, earning his metal(s) for participation in Special Olympics, and his award from Goodwill. Additional personal achievements that Matt was extremely proud of are that he learned how to walk with the aid of a walker and braces plus being able to stand on his own for 1 second. Following his death, Matt continued his achievements by giving the gift of life as an organ donor and saving others lives.

Matthew loved people. He would socialize with everybody he ran into. Matt was a great listener and never judged anyone or expressed his opinions because he knew you just needed someone to talk to. Matt was an extremely caring person and would always call his friends or family to ask them how it’s going, especially if he knew you might be going thru a rough time, or if he just wanted to shoot the breeze. He always wanted the best for his mother and didn’t put up with anyone’s b.s.

Matt is survived by his mother Della (Eddie) Figueroa, father Steven (Tina) Ringleman; brother Nicholas; sister, Olivia (Kit); step-sisters, Tabitha (Max), Jessica, Jennelle (Derrick); grandparents, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, March 23,2019, at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, with visitation to begin at 10 AM until the time of the service. Luncheon to follow memorial service, all friends and family are welcome.



  1. Bill & Kim Hart

    Hi, We are so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you all.

    • Melanie Mattie

      I had many interesting conversations with Matt at Aptiv. He was so kind, funny, and caring. Where ever he was, he smiled and made others around he feel welcomed. He will be missed.

    • John Craig

      So sorry for your loss

      • Tracy Geist

        Matt sounds like a person, I wish I knew,never met Matt,though,I wish would of had the chance to. Rest in Peace. Sincerely,Tracy G

      • Craig & Sheila Hicke

        We are sorry for your loss. Good memories of all of you. May God bless you all. Matt always made everyone welcome with his smile.

        • Dean Tschumper

          My condolences Steve and Della. Sorry I will not be able to attend I have prior

    • Jessica puerto rico

      I am sorry for your lost. Good memories from all of you. God Bless all of you.

  2. Cathy Stenberg

    Rod and I are deeply saddened by loss of Matt. He was cool dude. His spirit will live on in the organs that he donated, so he not really truly gone just not visible to us in the form we knew.
    Our deepest sympathy to Tabitha and Max and your whole family
    Love Rod and Cathy Stenberg

  3. Colleen Schieffer

    Deepest sympathies to the family. Scott and Colleen Schieffer
    Friends of Gene and Sherry Ringleman

  4. Bob schuch

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry to hear about your loss. Amen.

    • Nancy. Platteter

      I worked as job coach with Matt at Goodwill. I found him to always be cooperative and friendly. I am sure he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  5. Gwen Foy

    What a beautiful Obituary. I’m so sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless Matthew!

  6. Haydee and Freida

    Sending condolences to you and your family. Matt was a great person R.I.P.

    • Dean Hussa

      Matt always made me smile he always took the Girl My Girls He was unique a little man this is going to hurt a lot of people but he is notin pain he’s in a better place I will miss you till I see you up in heaven God bless you Matt

  7. Bear & Rhonda

    Our deepest condolences .
    Thinking of you !

  8. Kim Adkison (Erickson)

    I am so sorry to hear this. I remember the day that Matt was born, sometimes it seems like just yesterday! My thoughts and prayers are with you ALL!!! <3

  9. Kim Zimprich

    Deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Matt’s infectious smile , kind heart and love of life will not be forgotten.

  10. Tim Mallette

    Della i am so sorry for your loss. Matt was the bravest and nicest kid i have ever known.

  11. Doreen McHenry

    Sending sympathy and hugs.

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