Donald “Bud” Ramge, 91, of Findlay, OH, died in the early morning, Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at his residence.
Bud was born on April 21, 1917 in Hardin County, OH to Frank and Marie (Diehl) Ramge. He married Mary Blanche Noe on October 24, 1954 and they enjoyed fifty years of marriage until her death on November 6, 2004.
He is survived by his son, Thomas F. Ramge (Jackie), Findlay, OH; a grandson, Adam Ramge and one brother, James Ramge (Shirley), Kenton, OH. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Ramge and two sisters, Jeanne Barringer and Rebecca Stilson.
Bud was a 1934 Kenton Senior High School graduate and served his country during WWII in the USAAF from February 20, 1942-November 6, 1945 as a S/Sgt, L-5 pilot with the 160th Liaison Squadron Commando Group. He received the Air Medal w/one Oak Leaf Cluster. He had been the Wildlife Supervisor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, District 2 for thirty-two years.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Kenton Elks, American Legion, DAV, UCOA, NRA, seventy-five year member of the National Grange, Knights of Columbus, Hancock County Naturalists, Pheasants Forever and the So-Han-Co Sportsman Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2008 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church-Downtown, with Father Mike Hohenbrink, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael Church Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Hancock Co. Veterans Memorial Squad.
Visitation hours will be on Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 5-8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will be recited at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.