In memory of

Lynn "Hec" Ramsey

November 20, 1957 - March 18, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Lynn "Hec" Ramsey

Lynn "Hec" Ramsey

Born: November 20, 1957
Died: March 18, 2020
Age: 62
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   Lynn “Hec” Ramsey, age 62 of Sac City, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Lynn W. Ramsey was born on November 20, 1957, the only child, to parents Lester and Wilma (Olerich) Ramsey at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

   Hec grew up with his parents on their farm just outside of Sac City, attended Sac City Community Schools and graduated from Sac City High School with the Class of 1976. He then attended Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, IA, for automotive repair. After graduating, Hec remained living on the family farm, a place he held very close to his heart.

   Over the years he farmed and raised cattle, alongside owning and operating Hec's Welding and Auto Repair. He then worked for Speed’s Automotive Supply for eleven years. 

   On February 24, 1990, Hec married Marlene Purdie, at Emanuel-St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton, IA. They were blessed with four children: Jennifer, Barbara, Christopher, and Tonya. Hec was a dedicated man to both his family and friends. He had a huge heart for helping others and will always be remembered for that.

   Hec retired in 2016 and found out very quickly that he would find himself busier than he ever was before he was retired. He enjoyed keeping busy though. He helped his close friend, Dave Irwin, farm, as well as several others. Hec did many odd jobs these past few years for anyone that needed help. When he wasn’t working he could be found riding his Harley. Riding motorcycles was a fun family event that involved his wife and children riding theirs as well. He also enjoyed deer hunting as well as trapshooting.
Hec was one of the ‘nice guys’….the type that you couldn’t help but like. His smile and mostly quiet/gentle ways will be so missed by all who knew and loved him.

   Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Marlene Ramsey of Sac City, IA; children: Jennifer (Mike) Thayer of Odebolt, IA, Barbara Ramsey (Stephanie Kroft) of Bellevue, NE, Christopher Ramsey of Sac City, IA, and Tonya Ramsey of Sac City, IA; grandchildren: Chanin Johnson (Jeremy Buschmann), Aleisha, Brett, and Denae Thayer, Oliver and Declan Ramsey, and Hayley Ramsey; one great-grandchild, Henry Buschmann; mother-in-law Mildred Purdie of Rockwell City, IA; brothers-in-law Arlin (Debbie) Purdie of Altoona, IA, Bob (Jody) Purdie of Mitchellville, IA, and Marlyn Purdie of Lytton, IA; many extended family members and friends.

   Hec was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Wilma Ramsey; an infant daughter; father-in-law David Purdie; grandparents-in-law Edward and Nelma Rix; and cousin-in-law Valerie Rockafellow.

Tribute Video
Celebration of Life
1:00 p.m., Saturday
August 8, 2020
Ramsey Farm
2924 Rolf Ave
Sac City, IA 50583

Ferguson Cemetery
Lake View, Iowa


Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:25 PM
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Lynn's family! Good friend and class mate!
We had many fun times together back in our high school days!
May God Bless you!
Kraig Kitt ”
- Kraig Kitt
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:22 AM
“I am so very sorry. Lynn was a wonderful cousin”
- Marcia M Myers
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:22 AM
“Prayers and fond memories of Lynn are what we have to remember from our school days. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you peace and bring you comfort to ease the pain of this loss and courage to face the days ahead with all the loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.”
- Rick Dieckman & Donna (Pickel) Shaw Class of '76
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:50 PM
“Prayers during this time.”
- Jeff & Shannon Stone and boys
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“So very sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. Jenny and my daughter Amy were good friends in 1 and2 grade, Then we moved away. God be with all of the family at time of sorrow..
- Susan Vrana Berger
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“Jenny-I am so very sorry to hear about you dad. I remember him as being a very kind man. You are in my thoughts.
Tonya you and the rest of your family also have my deepest sympathies. ”
- Dallas Pullen
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“To Lynn's family.
I am so very sorry for your loss..he was an amazing man..he will be missed greatly ”
- Roni Bauble Erington
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. He was a nice man.”
- Joe and Stephanie Riedell
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to Hec’s family. I have so many great memories of Hec. He was an awesome person and a dear friend. I will miss him so much. ”
- Becky Pontious
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:59 PM
“Lynn Ramsey,
That smile....His willingness to help and do what he needed to do for his Marlene and his family.
Lynn will be missed by so many and remembered by more.
Marlene and Lynn's children, please know your husband/father was "one of a kind".
Love and prayers to you all.

Erin McCullough ”
- Erin McCullough
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:58 PM
“So sorry to hear. I have great memories of our school days together. You will be greatly missed.”
- Jerry "Jiggs" Janssen
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:20 PM
“Rest In Peace ol buddy Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 10:51 AM
“Marlene and family, we are so sorry to hear of Lynn's unexpected passing. Please know that you are in our prayers! Our sympathy to you. ”
- Sue (Fredrichs-Mein) and Ken Barney
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:41 PM
“to the family of hec, i'm sorry for your loss.
another 76er down...) :”
- donald vauble
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