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Herbert Franklin Ramsey went to his heavenly home on November 17, 2012. A funeral in his honor will be held Tuesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. at Brooks South Town Chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 7601 Fleur Drive, Des Moines. A visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Herb was born May 22, 1921 in Kosse, Texas. He married Frances Williams of Jesup, Iowa on March 11, 1950. They are the parents of three sons: David of Denver, Colorado, Rickie at home, and Dale who is deceased; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Herb worked for L. Ginsburg & Sons Furniture for 40 years. He served in the US Army from 1941-1946 and fought in WWII in England. He also served in the National Guard for three and a half years.
Herb became a Master Mason October 6, 1949 at Home Lodge #370, was Master in 1992, and was Master of Capital Lodge #110 in 1993. In 2009 Herb received the T.S. Parvin Award, the highest award a Mason can receive. He was involved in many other organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Fort Des Moines United Methodist Church.
Published in Des Moines Register from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2012