Charles "Chuck" Ramsey

Charles "Chuck" William Ramsey, 83, Spearfish, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his home in Spearfish surrounded by his loving family.

Chuck was born October 21, 1927, to Claude and Hilda (Sether) Ramsey at Philip. He attended Jones country school and graduated from Philip High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Philip to ranch until 1971 when he moved the family to Wall. He and Bea purchased the Sportsman's Liquor, which they operated until moving the business to the Wall Grocery, which they owned and operated until 1981 when they retired to Spearfish. He worked various ventures including being a cashier at Deadwood.

His greatest joy was his children, grandchildren and especially great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Beatrice of Spearfish; six daughters, Claudette (Dick) Raczuk, Lake Havasu, Ariz., Charlene (Clayton) Kjerstad, Wall, Cindy (Steven) Severson, Vernal, Utah, Cleo (Peter) Rowe, Spearfish, Candee (John) Kitterman, Wall, and Cathy Johnson, Rapid City; three sons, Claude (Isabel) Ramsey, Spearfish, Casey Ramsey, Blair, Neb., and Clay Ramsey, Rapid City; 29 grandchildren, Heidi Porreca, Michael Raczuk, Kristen Raczuk, Rachel Buhmann, Brennan Kjerstad, Jordon Kjerstad, Conrad Kjerstad, Muriel Kjerstad, Andrea Severson, Dorcie Johner, Natasha Rowe, Michael Rowe, Dylan Rowe, Aaron Kitterman, Ashley Kitterman, Katie Ramsey, Dexter Ramsey, Jon Ramsey, Adam Szymanski, Eric Ramsey, Andrew Ramsey, Joshua Ramsey, Tyrel Soukup, Doss Ramsey, Meryl Ramsey, Landon Marowelli, Rena Bartol, Kelli Ramsey, and Jaime Johnson; 19 great-grandchildren, Natasha, Tianna, Dylan, Bryce, Bria, Breckin, Austan, Lexi, Kyler, Karmyn, Michaela, Bradan, Kenya, Rayce, Corbin, RaeLynn, Jarron, Ivy, and Zayne; his sister, Hazel Thompson, and his brother, Cliff (Rita) Ramsey, all of Philip; sisters-in-law, Berdyne Parsons, Philip, and Virginia Barnes, Trenton, Mich.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Allen Kjerstad and Christopher Rowe; and brother-in-law, Charles "Tommy" Thompson.

Memorial services were held Friday, March 4, at Countryside Community Church in Spearfish, with Pastor Bob Totino officiating. Burial followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Northern Hills.

Arrangements were under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel and Crematory Services in Spearfish. Online condolences may be left at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.