Richard Lee "Rick" Ramer

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Richard "Rick" Lee Ramer


Richard "Rick" Ramer, 61, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012 at his home in Ankeny. He was born November 8, 1951 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Romaine Diehl Ramer Magnuson and George "Mike" Magnuson.

Rick enjoyed fishing, stock car racing, baseball, bowling, playing darts, gambling at area casinos and attending demolition derbies.

Rick is survived by his first wife, Connie Stevenson Ramer and their children, Wendy (Donnie), Rick Jr. (Angie) Ramer, Danny Lee (Dori) Ramer; his second wife, Traci Myers Ramer and their son, Zachary (Whitney) Ramer; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Paul (Carol) Ramer of Mendota, Illinois, Larry "Red" (Linda) Ramer of Des Moines, and Terry (Ruth) of Mendota, Illinois; and 1 sister, Linda (Dave) Rapp of Mendota, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Justin "JJ" Jr., his parents, brothers, George "Mikey" Magnuson Jr. and Jeff Magnuson; grandmother, Sarah Diehl and father-in-law, Ron Myers.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street in Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Rick.

Online condolences may be made to:

Funeral Home
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911
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Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 19, 2012