Roberto Ramirez (1931 - 2013)

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Roberto Ramirez

Des Moines

Roberto Ramirez, 82, passed away June 16, 2013. He was born June 7, 1931 in Des Moines.

Representing the last of his generation in the family, Roberto was a lifetime resident of Des Moines. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. After a long career with John Deere, he was involved in various community service organizations.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Delores Gardner. He is survived by eight children, 26 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Roberto will be laid to rest with military honors at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Way. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Des Moines Register on June 19, 2013
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