Lives Lived: Dana Ringlein |

Lives Lived: Dana Ringlein

Dana Richard Ringlein died Dec. 17 of cancer at the Reno Veterans Administration Hospital with his soulmate and sweetheart of 35 years, Victoria Mora, at his side. He was 57.

A service will be at noon, Saturday, April 3, at Edwards Crossing bridge, with a celebration of life to follow at the house. Contact Ms. Mora at (530) 265-6118.

He was born July 20,1952, to Richard Ringlein and Virginia Wilson on a U.S. military base in England. He was raised in Reno and loved being in the desert.

He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and Sierra Nevada College at Incline, where he earned a business degree.

In Reno, he was active in photography.

In the early 1980s, Mr. Ringlein and Ms. Mora moved to Nevada City to develop a piece of land on the Yuba River. They milled trees from their land and built a timber-frame house with help from the community.

Mr. Ringlein worked locally for Bud Plant and had his own remodeling business. He took his business to Maui, where he was known as “The Maui House Doctor.”

But after a few years, the couple missed their friends and mountain home, and they returned to Nevada City.

Mr. Ringlein loved listening to good music, spending time with friends and family, his animals, working hard and enjoying what he had created on his homestead. Words can’t describe how much he is missed.

In addition to Ms. Mora, he is survived by stepson Michael Giomi, his wife Jennifer and their children Lydia, Anthony, Xavier and Marcella of Seattle, who were a great joy to him; his brother, Mark Ringlein of Maui, Hawaii; and nephews, Rion Mora of Nevada City and Josh Heitz of Maui.

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