Clarice Ring

A funeral service was held Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon for Clarice Ring, 91, of Langdon.


Posted on 6/10/16

She died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Interment at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon.

Clarice Hjelmstad was born May 29, 1925 to Anton and Anna (Nelson) Hjelmstad on the family farm near Milton. She was educated in the Milton area and graduated from Langdon High School in 1944. During her high school years, she lived with the Brooks family in Langdon and cared for their children. After graduation, she went to Mayville State Teacher’s College for six weeks and earned her teaching certificate. She married William Ring on June 10, 1945 in Milton. She taught in Vang and at South Dresden #1 before the teaching requirements changed. She then worked at the Cavalier County Republican as a proofreader. In the 1980s, she started working at the Cavalier County Library. She was a library assistant and led story hour for close to 30 years until retiring in 2003. She was an avid reader and truly enjoyed her job at the library. She loved having coffee and walking with her friends. She would often play cribbage with friends and family. She was a member of the Homemakers, Friends of the Library, and Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon.

Surviving Clarice are her children: Richard (Karen) Ring of Langdon and Mary Lou Ring of Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren: Nathan (Kathy), Philip (Brittany), Steven (Kelly), and Ryan (Hailey); great-grandchildren: William, Keaton, Andrew, Kaetlyn, Leela, Harper, Izzy, Judd and Mason; and sister Gladys (Harlan) Hanson of Milton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, and siblings: Myrtle Slama, Helen Holo, Alvin Hjelmstad, and Ruth Koehn.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at