Julie Ringhofer

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Julie Crotty Ringhofer, 68, of Belleville, IL, and Naples, FL, born August 7, 1955, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, September 21, 2023, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Julie’s favorite place to be was in her pool in Florida, watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball. She loved to golf, however, her true passions in life were always her family and grandchildren. She was past president of both the St. Clair County and Illinois State Medical Alliance and a board member of the American Medical Association Alliance. In 2009, she received the Illinois State Medical Society Alliance Humanitarian Award.  She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and St. Agnes Catholic Church, Naples, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William J. Jr. and Lillian B., nee Juen, Crotty; her father-in-law, Al Ringhofer; her mothers-in-law, Edna Mae Ringhofer and Alice Ringhofer; and a brother-in-law, Doug Dusek.

 Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Dr. Brad Ringhofer, MD, whom she married on July 3, 1976, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL;
two sons, Baron (Jamie) Ringhofer and Zak Ringhofer;
a daughter, Alyson Ringhofer;
two grandchildren, Brennan and Mia Ringhofer;
two brothers, Billy Crotty and Michael Crotty;
two sisters, Liz (Tim) Thomas and Kathy (Tom) Wuller;
a cousin and “sister”, Colleen Dusek (Mike Atkin);
a brother-in-law, Rick (Denise) Ringhofer;
a step-brother-in-law, David Cutler;
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;
and other family members.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Residential Hospice, especially to Jason Bernard and Casey Long.  They are also so grateful for the many special friends Julie had, both in Illinois and Florida.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Grade School, Althoff Catholic High School, or the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the ALS Association, 1950 Craig Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63146.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Clyde Grogan officiating.

Burial will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery at a later date.


19 Comments on Julie Ringhofer

Bob and Jan Wuller said : Guest Report Sep 29, 2023 at 9:35 AM

Brad, Our sympathies to you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
BERNARD J KLOESS said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2023 at 5:09 PM

I met Julie at a skating party on what is now Hickory Lake in 1972. She was beautiful on the outside and, more importantly, on the inside and remained that way until the day she died.

  • Illinois
Elizabeth Schrader said : Guest Report Sep 26, 2023 at 4:56 PM

So sorry for your loss…. We will miss her. Love, Elizabeth Schrader

  • Belleville
  • IL
Robert Butz said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2023 at 7:46 PM

So sorry for your loss, Zac and Brad, from Boomer

  • Millstadt
  • Il.
The Jude Hopper Family. said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2023 at 6:56 PM

Prayers of comfort and peace. God rest her loving soul.

  • Stonefort
  • Il
Jim & Donna Keefe said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2023 at 4:27 PM

Brad & Family, So sorry to hear about Julie. What a wonderful wife, mother, grandparent, cousin, friend and most importantly a strong individual to deal with this terrible disease. May all the good times and memories help you through this difficult time. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Jim & Donna Keefe

  • Belleville
  • IL
Stephen Parrish said : Guest Report Sep 25, 2023 at 11:17 AM

Brad, our sympathy to you and your family.

  • Ft Myers
  • Florida
Jeanne Wobbe said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2023 at 5:29 PM

Brad, So sorry for your loss. Our payers are with you and the entire family. Julie was a very special person, may she rest with God. Jeanne and Tom Wobbe

  • Belleville
  • Illinois ois
Doris Bowlby said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2023 at 4:28 PM

Sorry about your wife’s passing! Doris Bowlby, formerly of Belleville, IL

  • Foster City
  • CA
Allen & Reggie Kaisor said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2023 at 10:23 AM

Brad and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your beautiful wife’s passing. I know she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and family to find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Deepest sympathy.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Ilona “Sam” Hattan said : Guest Report Sep 24, 2023 at 9:32 AM

Dear Dr Brad &family so sorry to hear about your loss. You have our sympathy & prayers. She will truly be missed & a great role model.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mary Kay Sutherland said : Guest Report Sep 23, 2023 at 7:34 PM

Brad and family. I am so sorry for this huge loss. Julie was a great friend and community leader. Her enthusiasm and good humor will be miss. Her suffering is passed and she is in God’s living hands. I pray for you and all the family in this difficult time

  • Tulsa
  • Oklahoma
Larry and Jeanette Bielicke said : Guest Report Sep 23, 2023 at 11:23 AM

Brad - So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Illinois
Joy Medley said : Guest Report Sep 23, 2023 at 10:39 AM

Hi Brad, it has been many, many years since I've last seen or spoken to you. I remember attending your wedding and how beautiful it was and I knew how much the two of you were in love. So happy that it lasted the 47 years you had together. I know this must be a difficult time and we are miles apart, but just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Joy

  • Sisters
  • OR
Adrienne Magner said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2023 at 10:47 PM

Dear Brad and family, we are so sorry to hear about Julie‘s passing. Julie was a true powerhouse. She knew how to get things done and she knew how to be a good leader. Julie encouraged me to become president of the St. Clair County Medical Alliance. When I did become president I was able to look up to Julie as a mentor and learn so much from her. It was easy to have a high regard for Julie. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest prayers and sympathies go out to you and your family. Sincerely, Adrienne and Jay Magner

  • Belleville
  • IL
Amber, Tom , Julian, &Dominic said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2023 at 8:13 PM

Our family's thoughts are with you all. We are wishing you peace, comfort, and many wonderful memories of an amazing woman during this difficult time. We are thinking of you all and sending lots of caring thoughts your way!

  • Naples
  • Fl
Connie Crews said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2023 at 9:46 AM

Our deepest condolences. Prayers and love to the family. She was indeed a great lady.

  • Naples
  • Florida
Kent & Debbie Larkin said : Guest Report Sep 22, 2023 at 8:47 AM

Our sympathy and prayers are with you all during this difficult time .

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Dorotha Graham Cicchinelli said : Guest Report Sep 21, 2023 at 10:32 PM

So very sorry forJulie’s loss. Brad and children and grandchildren. I was Julie's 2nd cousin our fathers we’re 1 st cousins Her parents Babe and Bill were my God parents ,She is out of pain now and in God!s Hands.

  • Parker
  • Colorado

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