Richard 'Dick' G. Ramsey Sr.
Richard “Dick” G. Ramsey Sr., 88 years of age, of Firth passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln. He was born on Christmas Day in 1929 in Odell to Homer and Elizabeth (Brandt) Ramsey. Dick attended school in Beatrice. He married Ruth Imes, and they later divorced. Dick served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years where he was a munition maintenance man during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He held several jobs including working for the city of Beatrice. Dick married Linda Boden on July 26, 1995 in Beatrice. He was a member of the American Legion in Beatrice and Cortland. Dick enjoyed fishing and golfing. He enjoyed football games so much that, although he would never remember what his wife said to him, he could wake her up and tell her every play of the game he just watched. Dick was also a firm believer that Scott Frost will save Nebraska Football.
Dick is survived by his wife, Linda J.; three sons, Michael G. and wife, Kari, of Beatrice, Richard G. Jr. and special friend, Ann Peek, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Patrick G. and wife, Darla, of Beatrice; two step-sons, Ron Boden Jr. and wife, Mary, of Hallam and Scott Boden of Ord; his step-daughter, Mary Ann Miller and husband, Dale, of Palmyra; seven grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his sister, Rachel Raney of Greenville, Texas; his brother, Clyde Ramsey and wife, Maude, of Beatrice; his sister-in-law, Joanne Ramsey of Wilber; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-grandson, Boone Alan Boden; his great-grandson, Connor Winchester; five sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Hickman, with Pastor Ron Drury officiating. Interment with military rites by the United States Air Force will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery east of Tecumseh. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice, in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice is in charge of arrangements.