Homer Ramsey, 72

Homer Ramsey, 72, of Colo, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Homer was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Ames to Elwood and Velda (Lee) Ramsey. He graduated from Ames High School in 1958. Homer served in the United States Navy from 1963 to 1967 during which time he was part of the Beach Jumpers. He worked 30 years for 3M, retiring in 2000. Homer enjoyed his coffee groups, going to Wilson’s Auction House and the Meskwaki Casino.

Homer is survived by his wife of 44 years, La Rue, of Colo; his sons: Bob (Deborah Hannen) Ramsey, of Iowa City, and Mike Ramsey, of Colo; and his brother, Len Ramsey, of Ames.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David; two sisters: Marion Mehle and Eileen Vaughn; and a brother, Elwood Ramsey.

Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada, 1418 Fawcett Parkway.

Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada is handling arrangements.