Monday, February 6, 2017 5:10 pm
Victor J. Ramsey, 71, of Fairfax, died late Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Saint Luke’s Hospital. A celebration of Victor’s life is Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 2nd Street S.E., Cedar Rapids. Burial will take place at a later date.
Victor was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Decorah and graduated from Decorah High School in 1963. Following graduation, he moved to Cedar Rapids. Victor married Marjorie A. Greazel July 17, 1976, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Victor had worked for Penick and Ford and later at Midland Forge, Inc. until taking early retirement in 1995 due to a disability. Victor was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War stationed in Okinawa and was a member of the American Legion Pekomy Post 572 in Fairfax. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed riding motorcycles with his niece Brenda. Victor liked to go hunting and fishing and enjoyed tinkering with and repairing old equipment in his garage.
Victor is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marjorie; brother, Thomas (Shirley) Ramsey, Cedar Rapids; mother-in-law, Mildred Floyd, Cedar Rapids; sisters-in-law, Helen Ramsey, Waterloo, Kathy (Mike) Moel, Solon, Carol Hartl, Marion and Denise Greazel, Waterloo; brother-in-law, Brant Lucas, Cedar Rapids; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Hildegard (Rude) Ramsey; brother, Darrell Ramsey; sister-in-law, Bonnie Lucas; and niece, Brenda Ramsey.