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Gene Ramsdell


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Ramsdell, Gene (Carroll Eugene)
died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona on June 1, 2016 at the age of 85. He was born November 8, 1930 in Delmont, South Dakota to Henry and Lillian Ramsdell, as the 4th of 5 siblings. They moved to Shannon, Illinois in August 1942 and he graduated from Shannon High School in 1948. He attended college in Galesburg IL. He married Eleanore Mae Stitzel, the love of his life on Oct. 23, 1948. She preceded him in death in 1991. They had 6 children and the family lived in Shannon, Haldane, and Cedarville, Illinois before moving to Scottsdale AZ in 1964. Gene worked at Motorola for 27 ½ years and retired after Eleanore's death. In Arizona, the family enjoyed the desert area by hiking, camping, boating, water skiing, fishing, hunting, and riding ATVs. Also he and Eleanore were active in a square dancing group. He is survived by 4 of their children; Michelle Ramsdell, Patrick Ramsdell, Jeffrey Ramsdell, and Gina Ramsdell. As well as 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 of his children, Michael in 1979 and Teresa in 2010. He is survived by one sister, Sharon Ramsdell Bracken but his brother Donald Ramsdell, and sisters, Mary Lu Sedlak and Dolly Radack preceded him in death. A graveside service will be held October 22nd at St Francis Cemetery in Phoenix at 10 am.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 16, 2016
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