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Virtus Boege Ramundt

August 2, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

Virtus Boege Ramundt, 80, of Reinbeck passed away July 24, 2015. He was born August 7, 1934, in Reinbeck, Iowa, to Henry and LaVera (Boege) Ramundt, the youngest of three boys. He graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1952.

He married Shirley Cain of Beaman in the Reinbeck United Church of Christ on June 12, 1955. They had two sons, Curt and Randy, and farmed in the Reinbeck, Dinsdale and Lincoln areas for many years, including 37 years as a seed corn producer for Pioneer Hybrid. After retiring from farming, Virt enjoyed being part of the team at CPS of Reinbeck.

Virt was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and a friend to all he met. In addition to being a passionate card player, good fisherman, and lousy golfer, he enjoyed the many groups he belonged to during his life, including the Masonic Coin Lodge No. 394, El Kahir Shrine Temple, Lincoln Co-op Board of Directors, Jaycees and Lions Club. He was a lifetime member of the Reinbeck Union Congregational United Church of Christ.

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Virt is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons Curt (Donna) Ramundt of Grundy Center and Randy (Jennifer) Ramundt of Des Moines; brother Harlyn (Lu) Ramundt of Cornwall, Arizona; grandchildren Jessica (Ryan) Patrick of Grundy Center, Brad (Stacie) Ramundt of Waterloo, William Ramundt of Montelupo, Italy, and Sarah Ramundt of Ames; great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Olivia, and Katie Patrick and Hunter Ramundt; 13 nieces and nephews; and many, many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and LaVera, brother Leon Ramundt and two nephews.

The family greeted friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday July 27th at the French-Hand Funeral Home, 409 Clark Street, Reinbeck, with a 7:30 p.m. Masonic Service, performed by the Masonic Coin Lodge No. 394. The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 28th at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 225 Broad Street, Reinbeck. Burial followed the funeral service at the Reinbeck Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.abelsfuneralhomes.com

Memorials may be directed to the family.

 
 

 

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