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Dennis Ramsey

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Dennis Ramsey, 83, of Manning, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at Thomas Rest Haven Nursing Home in Coon Rapids, Iowa, after being diagnosed with cancer in 2020.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning. Celebrant will be the Rev. Paul Nguyen. Mass servers will be Lance Clayberg, Tyler Mohr and   Cal Heydon. Lectors will be David Ramsey and Jim Mohr. Eucharistic minister will be Cherrie Mohr. Music will be by the Sacred Heart choir and organist Anne Muhlbauer. Casket bearers will be Denny’s children. Honorary casket bearers will be Denny’s grandchildren. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Sacred Heart Church with prayer service at 6 p.m. led by the Rev. Randy Schon followed by a rosary.

Ohde Funeral Home in Manning ( is in charge of arrangements.  

Dennis Ohm Ramsey, son of Edward H. and Dolores (Ohm) Ramsey, was born Dec. 27, 1937, at home in Manilla, Iowa. During his younger years, he grew up in Manilla. While in elementary school, his family moved to Manning, and he graduated from Manning High School in 1956.

On Oct. 3, 1957, Dennis married Joan Kloewer at the Sacred Heart Rectory in Manilla. Ten children were born to this couple. Dennis and Joan lived all their married life in the Manning area, with the exception of one year on a farm near Jefferson. Dennis farmed for Ivan and Bill Opperman until 1981. He then worked for AGP at Manning until his retirement in 2003.

Dennis was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Knights of Columbus. Throughout the years, he enjoyed golfing, playing cards, tennis and fast-pitch softball. Dennis cherished the time spent attending sporting events for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dennis is survived by his wife: Joan Ramsey, of Manning; 10 children: Lori (Jon) Esdohr of Coon Rapids, Cherrie (Jim) Mohr of Coon Rapids, Christine (Roger) Wiese of Manning, David (Carol) Ramsey of Templeton, Richard (Jeri) Ramsey of Carroll, Daniel Ramsey and fiancée Kacee Kuhns of Manning. Ronald (Kayla) Ramsey of Edgewood. Vicki Ramsey of Carroll, Eric (Jodi) Ramsey of Manning and Michelle (Jalen) Spack of Guthrie Center; 39 grandchildren: Jamie, Jeanna, Jennifer, Jessica, Jill, Jacob, Garrett, Grant, Jessica, Ryan, Christopher, Justin, Adam, Megan, Aaron, Amber, Michelle, Michael, Molly, Brooke, Haley, Nicole, Kyle, Kurtis, Natalie, Nathan, Brittany, Brandon, Abby, Bailey, Taylor, Brian, Luke, Nolan, Eryn, Ben, Rachel, Quenton and Alex; 46 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; five brothers-in-law: James (Norma) Kloewer of Lawson, Missouri; Leo (Gayle) Kloewer of York, Nebraska; Willie Kloewer of Carroll; Mike (Vicki) Kloewer of Albany, Oregon; and Phil Gibbons of Waterloo; four sisters-in-law: Sheryl Kloewer of Albany, Oregon; Betty (Merlin) Reinart of Carroll; May (Ron) Franks of Essex; and Linda Disburg of Danville; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Leonard (Marlene) Ramsey; nephew Jon E. Ramsey; Joan’s parents: Vince and Ruby Kloewer; brothers-in-law Edward Kloewer and Dave Disburg; and sister-in-law Leona Gibbons.

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