POLSON, Mont.—Rudolph Timothy Ringhoff, 62, died on Dec. 14, 2009. Rudy served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Polson, Mon., for almost 32 years.

He attended LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas, and graduated from Western Baptist Bible College. He then attended San Francisco Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated from Western Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Portland, Ore., with a Master of Divinity degree.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred, and sister, Zoe.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Rita; son, Tim; daughter, Jennifer Stidham; five grandchildren; his mother, Lydia Opal Ringhoff; and a sister, Mary Reed.