Richard “Dick” Ramsey

Richard “Dick” Ramsey

Richard “Dick” Ramsey


Richard “Dick” Ramsey, 82 of Washington, formerly of Center Point and the Cedar Rapids area, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at his home in Washington.

His body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life party will be 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Starlite Room, 3300 First Ave., NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Services is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Franklin Jr. High athletic department. Cards may be mailed to 1969 Hwy 92, Washington, IA 52353.

Richard Rex Ramsey was born at home in Center Point, Iowa, June 2, 1940, the son of Rex and Hester (Hall) Ramsey. He graduated from Center Point High School in 1958 and the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Early in his life, he married Jaqueline Kirchner, they later divorced. He was united in marriage to his loving wife Margo Mitts on Sept. 12, 2020.

He taught school in Clarence, DeWitt, and Franklin Jr. High in Cedar Rapids. He later was a real estate sales agent and broker for Gibson Real Estate, Skogman Real Estate and Ramsey Home Teams Real Estate for many years.

He was an avid pheasant hunter, Cubs and Hawkeyes fan and was known as the “Roseman” for his skill and growing of roses.

Survivors include his wife, Margo of Washington; his daughters, Jessica Ramsey of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jayne (Tom) Young of Hilbert, Wis.; sister, Dorothy Johnson of Marion, Iowa; and three grandchildren, Randy, Alice and Wyatt.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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