Charles A. Ramsey

Charles Anthony Ramsey, 78, of Dawson, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his home. He was born May 6, 1934, in Dawson to Wyatt and Alice (O’Grady) Ramsey.

Charlie grew up as a Dawson Lion, and participated in football, basketball and track and was crowned Homecoming King his senior year. He graduated with the Class of 1952. On June 14, 1952, Charles married Barbara Armbruster at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dawson. The couple settled on a farm northeast of Dawson and raised their family as Charlie began his lifelong occupation of farming. He served his country by spending 18 years in the National Guard. In 1968, the family moved into Dawson.

Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Dawson; children, Richard Ramsey, of Dawson, Joan (Ricky) Jorn, of Kearney, MO, Douglas (Christine) Ramsey, of rural Falls City, Daniel (Starlyn) Ramsey, of Dawson, Dave Ramsey, of rural Humboldt, Jerelyn Ramsey-Lester and her husband Stephen, of Papillion; brothers, Jim (Karen) Ramsey, of Dawson, Wyatt Ramsey, of Bellevue, John (Karen) Ramsey, of Verdon; a sister, Mary (Ralph) Reschke, of Lawrence, KS; daughter-in-law, Staci Ramsey, of Humboldt; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A Wake Service was held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, with Fr. Kenneth Hoesing officiating.The family greeted friends prior to the service. Inurnment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Dawson at a later date. Memorials contributions may be given to the family’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to

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