Fred Andrew Ramseyer, Lawrence, KS, passed away on March 1, 2013, at his residence at Hillside Village in De Soto, Kansas.
He was born October 9, 1914, the son of Alfred Ramseyer, a Swiss immigrant, and Mary (Heiniger) Ramseyer, daughter of a Swiss immigrant. He married Ruth Arlene Metsinger on March 1, 1939. He died on the day of his 74th wedding anniversary.
Fred and Ruth moved from the Lamar, Missouri, area to the Lawrence, Kansas, area prior to World War II at the opening of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, where he worked for a number of years. In addition, he farmed in Jefferson County, and worked for Allsman Cabinet Corp.in Kansas City, and Robinson Gym at the University of Kansas. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary; a son, William Eugene Ramseyer, grandson William Jeffrey Marquette, and son-in-law Raymond Marquette; brothers Benie (infancy), Albert Joseph (childhood), Aaron Ramseyer, and sisters Luise Engle and Pauline Schrenk; Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ramseyer; daughter Mary Ann Marquette of Springdale, AR; son Roger Ramseyer and wife Carroll of Gardner, KS; grandchildren John (Kim) Marquette of Springdale, AR; Andrew Ramseyer of De Soto, KS; Ginny (Jeremy) Winter of Lawrence, KS; and great-grandchildren Michael (Cassie) Marquette, Khaki (Travis) Herwalt, Allison Marquette, Dawson Marquette, Taylor Ramseyer, and Emma Winter.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at Warren–McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Family will greet friends at 4 p.m. until service time. Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 6 at Lake Cemetery in Lamar, MO.
The family recommends memorial contributions to the Lawrence First Baptist Church building fund (in Fred’s name), or to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (on behalf of Fred in honor of his son William Eugene).