Obit: Ramm, Alvin J. (1947 - 2017)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Baumann, Hanish, Koeffer, Porter, Ramm, Russo
----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 7/03/2017
Ramm, Alvin “Al” J. (18 JUL 1947 - 30 JUN 2017)
Alvin “Al” J. Ramm, of Medford, passed away Friday June 30, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Al was born July 18, 1947 in Medford to Clarence and Jesse (Porter) Ramm. He is a graduate of Medford High School. He married Marie Ellen Baumann of August 8, 1970 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville.
He is survived by his Wife Marie, Children: Steve Ramm of Medford, and Laura Ramm of Milwaukee, Grandchildren Dylan and Trevor Ramm of DePere, Siblings: Jerry, Jean Don, Lola, Ray Ramm, and Lucy Hanish, all of Medford, Sister in Law Becky Ramm, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Siblings: Joan Koeffer and David Ramm.
After high school, Al joined the United States Marine Corps and was an electrician on the A-6 and F-4 Aircraft. He served two tours in Vietnam, and also one year in Japan. Al also served as an electrical instructor on the aircraft. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1974.
Al returned to Medford and drove milk truck, worked for Radio Shack, and also worked in the maintenance departments at Hurd and Weather Shield Window Companies. He retired in 2010. Al was a member of VFW Post 5729 in Medford, and was a longtime member at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Rev. Richard Russo will officiate. Burial will follow at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Military honors will be rendered by the Medford Area Military Rites Team.
In lieu of flowers, per Al’s request, memorial donations may be given to his family, which will then be given to homeless veterans.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.
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