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Larry Ramsey

Larry Ramsey

Larry Lee Ramsey, 68, of Shiloh, IL; formerly of Marissa, IL; born on November 2, 1947 in Marissa, IL; passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Ramsey was a demolition expert who specialized in deconstructing large and industrial buildings, although his first love was farming. He was a proud United States Army Veteran. He was associated with the First United Methodist Church of Marissa. Larry was an avid NASCAR and St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Rosel and Catherine, nee Voytas, Ramsey. One nephew – David Little. Two great nephews – Nick Kraus and Justin Little.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters – John Ramsey of Orland Park, IL; Eileen Little of Marissa, IL; Ray Ramsey of Sparta, IL; Dorothy Kraus of Shiloh, IL. His favorite uncle – August Voytas of Coulterville, IL. His aunt – Lucille Voytas of Paducah, KY. Nieces and nephews – Cindi Handley; Doug Little; Lori Adair; Russell Little; Amy Reese; Angie Ramsey; Ronnie Ramsey; Randy Ramsey; Donna Luebbers; Rod Kraus; Guy Kraus. Also survived by his companion – Paulette Birkner. Cousins, great nieces and nephews and many friends.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Marissa Senior Center.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00am.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    A good friend
    When ever we needed him , a phone call and he was there
    He always gave us more than we gave him
    We all called him “SARGE”
    Most people in the service took years to become a Sargent , not
    Larry, he became a Sargent in record speed!
    We have missed him since we moved to Florida
    There was only one like him!

    Posted by: Bob &. Barbara Schneidewind – Indian rocks Beach, FL – Friend Aug 02, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    Have known Larry since our fathers lived in the same complex as seniors.have had a closer relationship with him for the past 14/15 years as we moved cars to auctions and to several dealerships.If anyone has or had a bigger heart,step up My friend Larry can not be beat.he was so happy to see someone else happy.We spent many days together driving cars and talking about old times.Larry’s largest frustration was that some of the people today do not work

    Posted by: Richard Lehr – Belleville, IL – Friend Aug 03, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    Rest in peace Uncle Larry.

    Posted by: Ronnie Ramsey – Fenton, MO Aug 03, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    So sorry to he ar of Larry ‘s passing. Great guy. Had a lot of fun together in high school. Terry campbell

    Posted by: Terry Campbell – Tucson, AZ Aug 04, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    It is a sad time for our family. I am so happy I was able to talk to my brother when he was in the Hospital. I have been gone a long time from the Marisa community but lately I have been reminiscing about the good old days on the farm with my family. We had such good times getting together every Sunday for dinner. Those memories mean so much to me. I truly am going to miss talking to my brother…

    Posted by: John Ramsey – Orland Park, IL – Brother Aug 05, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Larry’s passing. My husband and I had a wonderful time with Uncle Larry last time we were in town as my Aunt Dorothy was kind enough to let us stay at her home. We so enjoyed talking at the kitchen table about the past and cars. We truly will miss him.

    Posted by: Cyndi and Steve Handley – Shorewood, IL – Family Aug 05, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    Met Larry back in 1968, just as he was heading to Ft. Leonard Wood to start boot camp. On his week-ends off, he would stop on his way home, usually at 3 in the morning, for a big breakfast! It was fun. There wasn’t a piece of machinery that he couldn’t run like an expert, or a Ford that he couldn’t fix! When I was Girl Scout leader in Marissa, he proudly pulled our float in the Coal Festival every

    … more

    Posted by: Alice & Jim Schroeder – New Port Richey, FL – Friend Aug 07, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    Sorry to hear of his passing.

    Posted by: Terry Gann – Huntsville, TX – Classmate Aug 30, 2016

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