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Richard Ramos

Published: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 10:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 2:29 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Richard R. “Sonnie” Ramos, 72, of Princeton died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Sonnie was born on Nov. 22, 1941, in Walnut, the son of Luie and Doris (Piper) Ramos. He was united in marriage to Cora Karns on Oct. 18, 2001, in Las Vegas, Nev. He worked at Creative Stairs and Woodworking Co. in St. Charles, Josten’s in Princeton, and Sunstrand in Peru. Sonnie was a member of the Moose Lodge in Princeton, and the Bureau County Farm Bureau.

He is survived by his wife, Cora Ramos of Princeton; four daughters, Becky (Jeff) Papendorf of Wisconsin; Kimberly (Richard) Nealand of Princeton; Brenda (Eric) Sloan of Princeton; and Michelle (Terry) Rosenow of Malden; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Steve (Deb) Ramos of Indianapolis, Ind. and Jason Ramos of Amboy; two sisters, Cindy (Walter) Hilmes of Manlius, and Penny (Henry) Hilmes of New Baden and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael; one granddaughter, Nicole; and one brother, Dennis “Moose” Ramos.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rev. Brian Moore, pastor of the First Christian Church of Walnut, officiating. Burial will be in Malden Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

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