Donald D. Ramsey

Donald D. Ramsey, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at 12:46 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Ramsey was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945 as a gunner's mate second class. He also served during the Korean War as a corporal with the United States Army.

Mr. Ramsey retired in 1964 from the Huntington Fire Department. He had also worked in the maintenance department of Memcor for 16 years. After retirement, he worked with Bailey-Love Mortuary for several years.

He was a member of the Huntington Church of the Brethren; a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and American Legion Post 7, both in Huntington; and a 50-year member of Amity Lodge 483 F.&A.M. He was also a member of Huntington County Hapzim, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne, Mizpah Temple of Fort Wayne, Order of Eastern Star Floral Chapter 75 of Huntington and the former Exchange Club. He was a past president and secretary of the Huntington Shrine Club, past president of the Huntington Scottish Rite Club and past secretary of the Starlight Dancers. He volunteered at the Huntington hospital and as a driver for the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Chicago.

He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Huntington to Seal and Virginia Walker Ramsey. He married Marjory L. Pearson on Oct. 18, 1960, in Huntington, and she survives.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Rebara (Leonard) Thorpe, of Madison, and Cheri (Kenneth) Eckert, of Huntington; a stepson, Robert D. (Connie) Ickes, of Xenia, OH; two sisters, Nedra Hoover and Vicky (Phillip) Kessinger, both of Bowling Green, OH; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A service will be held at the mortuary on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ray Scribner officiating. Burial will be at Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County, with military services by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

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