Tomas Ramirez 1930-2016
Tomas “Tomskuk” Ramirez, 85, Horton, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at Mission Village Living Center in Horton.
He was born March 7, 1930, in Horton, the son of Frank and Paula Rocha Ramirez.
Mr. Ramirez served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart Medal. He later worked in the construction field, for Simon Roofing Company, the Padens and for area farmers, and he was a machinist for Wilde Toole in Hiawatha before retiring.
He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, American Legion and was a Golden Gloves boxer in Kansas City.
He married Linda Spoone. They divorced.
Survivors include a son, Tim Ramirez, Mayetta; two daughters, Rita Ramirez, Topeka, and Beatty Ramirez, Taos, N.M.; two brothers, Victor Ramirez, Kansas City, Mo., and Marion Ramirez, Lawrence; a sister, Juanita White, Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Merlin Ramirez, Rueben Ramirez and Tom Ramirez; a daughter, Angie Ramirez; three brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton. Burial was held in St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery.