Edwin Francis Ramaekers, 84 of Lindsay, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at his home.
Edwin is survived by seven children: John (Debbie) Ramaekers of Lindsay, Kathy (Tim) Strong of Newman Grove, Cheryl (Jim) Keller of Norfolk, Tim (Lisa) Ramaekers of Shawnee, KS, Diane Ramaekers of Norfolk, Connie (Dave) Hepner of Hastings and Jim (Tiffany) Ramaekers of Highlands Ranch, CO, 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister Romana (Gerard) Preister of Columbus, brother Don Ramaekers of Tigard, OR, three sisters-in-law: Eliane (Dennis) Vech of Morse Bluff, Patty Ludden of Norfolk and LoAnn Irwin of Missouri Valley, IA, two brothers-in-law: Jerry (Diane) Hanke of Omaha and Gene Schaecher of Caldwell, ID, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Chris and Louise Ramaekers, parents-in-law Roy and Francis Hanke, wife Jane, infant daughter, granddaughter Kelly Keller, three brothers: Jerome, Richard and Joseph Ramaekers, two sisters: Rosella Ramaekers and Margaret Gipson, three sisters-in-law: Rita Ramaekers, JoAnn Ramaekers and Nancy Schaecher, five brothers-in-law: Louie Gipson, Jim Bierman, Jack Borer, Jerry Ludden and Wayne Irwin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Lindsay with Rev. Wayne Pavela officiating. The Mass will be live streamed on the Lindsay Holy Family Facebook page. Burial will follow at Holy Family Cemetery, Lindsay.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church with no family present, and a 7 p.m. wake service.
Due to new Covid-19 DHM’s in effect including mandatory mask usage, occupancy will be limited and all DHMs will be followed at both the visitation and mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Levander Funeral Home of Newman Grove is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.