Ronald Wilford Ramsey

April 4, 1940 - September 9, 2022

Ronald Wilford Ramsey, 82, a resident of St. James City, Florida and Cheboygan, Michigan passed away Friday, September 9, 2022, in St. James City with his family at his side.  He was born April 4, 1940, in Pontiac, Michigan to Albert and Opal (Brooks) Ramsey, now deceased.

Ron retired from the Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District and served the area as a school psychologist for thirty-six years. In Cheboygan he was active with the North Country Community Mental Health Board, Cheboygan County Fair Board, and as a 4-H Leader, spending his summers tending to his farm and gardens. Ron was an avid fan of Michigan State University and Cheboygan High School sports and a supporter of the Cheboygan Dad’s Club. His love of fishing and boating led him to become a supporter of the Cheboygan Area Sportfishing Association and Salmon Tournament. Ron was especially proud of starting the Salmon in the Classroom program which allowed students to gather salmon eggs, raise them in their schools, then release the fry into the Cheboygan River. He enjoyed country and blues music and sometimes shared his voice and guitar skills with his family. Following retirement from the school system, Ron built and operated the Waterways Campground in Cheboygan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janet (Baranski) of St. James City and Cheboygan; children, Julie (Scott) Falconer of St. James City, and Christopher Ramsey of Seattle, Washington; sister, Yvonne (Dan) Gebrowsky of Waterford, Michigan; sister-in-law, Kathy (Paul) Fox of Ocala, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, Ray and Mary Baranski.

Private family services will be held in Florida with a celebration of life in Cheboygan at a date to be determined. 

Contributions in memory of Ronald Ramsey are suggested to Cheboygan County Humane Society ( or Cheboygan Salmon Tournament (, 231-420-5153).

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jason Fox Sep 22, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    Love you Uncle Ron! Rest In Peace

  2. Kurt Wheeler Sep 27, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Ron was a friend and mentor. His service to Cheboygan Community will be missed.

  3. Gary kuhlman Sep 29, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Jan…I was so sorry to hear about rocky(nickname in college). I was aware off his poor health. He was a great friend, boss and. Companion. The special education programs at the tip of the mitt were developed and implemented by ron. All fishermen in northern Michigan benefit from the programs he initiated. A great guy. Having recently lost my spouse you will appreciate the strength of your family to help you through this. G

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