Laurin D. Ramsey

Laurin D. Ramsey

Laurin Ramsey passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Vicinia Gardens where he was a resident for approximately two years.

Laurin was born March 20, 1923 in Muskegon to Russell and Lois (Wing) Ramsey. After graduating from Muskegon High School, he enlisted in the military in 1943 where he served in the Army during World War II. Laurin was a long time employee of Michigan Consolidated Gas Company until his retirement in 1979. In retirement Laurin enjoyed his family and friends, traveling, gardening and working in his tree nursery. On August 25, 1951 in Muskegon he married Doris Workman who precedes him in death.

Surviving are his daughter, Deborah (Stan Leep) Ramsey; granddaughters, Jennifer Henderson and Allyson (John) Richards and 3 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Erin and Jase.

Also preceding him in death are his parents; daughter, Marsha Sewell; sister, Catherine Lindrup and brother, Russell Ramsey.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Laurin’s family starting at 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 12:00 P.M.

Laurin will be laid to rest next to his wife at 2:00 P.M., at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Laurin may be made to Paws With A Cause of Wayland.

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  1. Steve and Mary DeMann says:

    Our deepest prayers and thoughts are with you Deb and Stan. May God keep you in the center of his hand.

  2. Ralph Marsh says:

    Laurin was a second father to me. A good man and I am so thankful he was part of my life. I am honored to have known Laurin. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the family.

  3. Jeff and Heidi Hare says:

    Laurin will now be able to be at peace and be reunited with his wonderful wife, Doris. We were blessed by having them in our lives. I will always remember the wonderful conversations and life lessons. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deb and the rest of the family.

  4. Linda Cull says:

    I knew Laurin from my mom, who really lost a great friend who she loved very much, & I could see why, Laurin was a great man very sweet & Kind, a man who this world needs a lot more of, We will miss him very much, sending our Love to his family The Larsons

  5. Deborah says:

    What a wonderful man. Lots of wisdom. He was loved very much. Debbie R

  6. Staci M. Geiger says:

    Laurin was a great man and I am so thankful that I got to know him through the years. He was always so kind and caring. He will be missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Deb and the family.


  7. Deb Crosariol says:

    He was a wonderful friend to my dad when they were together at Vicinia. I know my dad thought the world of him and considered him a close friend. May they now share stories again together in heaven.

  8. Cindy Plank says:

    I first met Laurin when he brought some clothes from his deceased wife in to my then place of employment for the homeless women in our shelter. I’m not sure if it was the sadness in his eyes.. or that he reminded me of my grandfather, but I invited him to have a cup of coffee and thus began out friendship. I only knew him for a few years, but enjoyed hearing all his great interesting war stories and about his family over coffee or a bowl of soup at lunch. Thankfully, we shared the same political views – he had lots of thoughts on that, too 🙂
    He said to me once that I could call him Laurin… But to me he was always my fiesty, respectful, polite, interesting Mr. Ramsey. Rest in peace my friend with your beloved and much missed wife. I will always cherish the memories of our visits.

  9. Karen Jackson says:

    Thinking of your family. Love and Hugs. Grandma Karen

  10. Stan Leep Farms Inc. says:

    Laurin enjoyed traveling around with Stan in his truck, with Stan showing him all the farms and enjoyed every minute of it….great rides included Frank along with Laurin, now they can both take some Heavenly Rides together again, we know they missed each other since Franks passing <3 Laurin enjoyed the outside and walking around asking about the equipment on the farm, what was new, what was going on. Laurin loved telling stories of the WW2 days when he had the pleasure of driving all the Generals around in, always lots of War Story Experiences, he will be missed, what a great man with so much to share. <3

    Prayers & Hugs to Deb & Stan,
    Stan Leep Farms Inc.

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