Marvin G. Ramsey, 87, of Delaware, passed away on Thursday (May 19, 2011) at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.
He was born Jan. 26, 1924 in Ostrander to Thomas and Edna (Hamilton) Ramsey. He was an active member of Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church. He loved going to church and helping people everywhere he went. He served the Lord by serving others. It was his gift. Marvin retired from the Delaware Post Office in 1983 after 35 years of service as a rural route carrier. After his retirement he worked at Buehler’s in Delaware and the Zack Davis Co. He graduated from Ostrander High School in 1943 where he excelled in baseball and basketball. After graduation he joined the Army during World War II and was sent to England. He hit the beach on D-Day in 1944 and was wounded and discharged in 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Later he played softball for the Delaware Indians and served as an umpire and basketball referee for many years.
He is survived by two daughters, Amy (David) Bauerle and Sue (Tom) Davis, both of Delaware; a granddaughter, Marnie (Ryan) Camp of Delaware; grandsons, Shane Bauerle of Hawaii, Zack Davis of California and Brian (Jaclyn) Davis of Westerville; four great-grandchildren, Becca Camp, Jacob Camp, Laina Camp and Keira Camp; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Lois (Bailey); his parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Marie.
Calling hours are 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, with a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. at Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church in Delaware.
Contributions may be made to his church, Valleyview Evangelical Friends Church, 868 W. William St., or Heartland Hospice, 685 Delaware Ave., Suite 200, Marion, OH 43302.