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Joanne Barbara Ramsey

February 13, 1944 May 26, 2015
Joanne Barbara Ramsey
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Obituary for Joanne Barbara Ramsey

"Gone from us, but not our hearts."

Joanne Barbara Ramsey age 71 of Ballentine, SC formally of Minocqua, WI passed away May 26th at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, SC with her daughter and son by her side.

Joanne was born February 13th 1944 in Berwyn, Illinois. She was the daughter of Joseph E. Ceresnak and Marie A. Ceresnak.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 46 years Edward Charles Ramsey.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her son Kenneth Edward Ramsey of Ballentine, SC and her daughter Jennifer Marie Ramsey of Columbia SC.

Joanne was a graduate of J.Sterling Morton High School and Junior College in Cicero,Illinois.

She worked in bookkeeping and billing for the Teamsters Union in Chicago, Illinois. Later worked as a teachers aide in the Will County School District before moving to Minocqua, Wisconsin where, with her husband and her children, owned and operated the Pinewood Resort on Blue Lake for 30 years.

After moving to South Carolina, Joanne worked with the breast cancer survivors at Alala in Columbia, SC.

Mrs. Ramsey was a former member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minocqua, WI. and St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Lac Du Flambeau, WI. She attended St. Peters Catholic Church in Columbia, SC.

Joanne was a girl scout and cadet scout leader in Minocqua, WI for many years. She was a member of the Blue Lake Preservation Association. A hospital volunteer and co-chairman of indirect care at Howard Young Medical Center. She also volunteered with the Wisconsin-Michigan Red Cross First Response Team.

In South Carolina, Joanne was a member of Palmetto Health Prime Times, Supporting Sisters and Palmetto Health Zoo Walkers. She was a volunteer for American Cancer Society Relay For Life, MS Walk, Palmetto Health Breast Cancer Walk, and Alala Cancer Society.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 31st at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, WI from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and Funeral Mass will be Monday, June 1st at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lac du Flambeau, WI with a visitation from 9:30 AM till time of service.
Burial will take place at Minocqua Memorial Cemetery.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com

NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES OF WOODRUFF, WI IS SERVING THE FAMILY.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

31

May

6:00 PM 5/31/2015 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/31/2015 8:00:00 PM
Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service

1025 Margaret Street
Woodruff, WI 54568

Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Service
1025 Margaret Street Woodruff 54568 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

1

Jun

9:30 AM 6/1/2015 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6/1/2015 10:30:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

650 Old Abe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

St. Anthony Catholic Church
650 Old Abe Road Lac du Flambeau 54538 WI
United States

Service

Monday

1

Jun

10:30 AM 6/1/2015 10:30:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

650 Old Abe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

St. Anthony Catholic Church
650 Old Abe Road Lac du Flambeau 54538 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Minocqua Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

Blue Lake Road
Minocqua, WI 54548

Blue Lake Road Minocqua 54548 WI
United States
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