Michael John Ringenbach, born March 21, 1994. Mike was in the middle of his older brother Rick and younger sister Amanda and he was truly different than his siblings.
Starting at a very young age Mike always had a very conservative nature. He saved every single money gift he ever received, we would have to beg him to go buy himself a birthday present, but he wanted to save. His nick name in our home was “Money Man Mike”.
Mike had a love for cars, from his hundreds of hot wheels cars to the day he was able to purchase his own car when he turned 16. He would get so excited and appreciative about anything anyone gave him. Would never ask for anything until he absolutely needed new clothes or shoes.
He also had a passion for police work and his dream as an adult would be to work in law enforcement.
Michael J. Ringenbach
Throughout high school and the year after Mike loved spending time with his best friends. So much so that we didn’t see him as often as we would like, but he was having a blast. Always had to be working so that he could have his own spending money and not have to ask for anything, that was his nature. .
There was not a day that went by that Mike wasn’t with his best friends. We knew Mike had a special gift of friendship and loyalty early on. One of his biggest strengths was his compassion for others and abilitiy to help out those in need. He could never so no to anyone.
That horrible day on April 10, 2013, Mike had gone to the dentist, being a responsible young man, and called to say he was going to hang out with his friends when he was done.
Mike would never be able to live his dream of working in law enforcement. This horrible accident took his life and that of his best friends. They will be together forever, but their lives were taken too early and have left so many others behind.
If there is anything to be learned from this horrible accident, is that no one is invincible, we all have to take responsibility for our actions.
Mike will be missed more than words will ever describe…a parents worst nightmare has come true for us and and the parents of the other parents.
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