Francis “De” Ramsey
Francis “De” Ramsey, 99, a full-time resident of North Ft. Myers, FL since 2006, a snowbird since the 1970’s, formerly of Indian River, MI passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born June 15, 1917 in Detroit, MI to Ernest and Emma Ramsey, now deceased.
De was a member of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. During WWII, De inspected aircraft being built in the Detroit area. He would go out and talk to groups about the war effort.
De was a former owner of City Cab and the Doghouse restaurant in Cheboygan, Michigan. Most of his work career was in the trucking industry. After he retired, he was employed by the State of Michigan as Harbor Master on Mackinac Island. He taught himself how to play the keyboard and spent many years entertaining at nursing homes in Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Indian River and Pasadena, CA areas.
He was past Commodore of yacht clubs in Portage, IN, Wyandotte, MI and on Mackinac Island. He belonged to the Blue Gavel Organization and Lions Club. He was a past member of the Little Stone Church, Topinabee Community Church and Slater Bible Chapel. He enjoyed boating, fishing, carpentry, golf and traveling.
He is survived by his two loving children, Richard and Ruth Ramsey of North Ft. Myers, FL and Diana and John Sukta of Merrillville, IN; one sister, Virginia; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; as well as several extended family members.
De was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Maude; two children, Bernice and Wilfred; six siblings, Wilfred, Harriet, Bill, George, Don and Violet; as well as a granddaughter, Tracy and great-granddaughter, Robin.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated 11:00 AM Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Slater Bible Chapel, 18130 Matt Road, North Ft. Myers, FL., 33917.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 or the Slater Bible Chapel Memorial Garden Fund, 18130 Matt Rd., North Ft. Myers, FL 33917.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.