John I. Ramcke, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.  He was born in Racine on January 3, 1941, the son of the late Henry J. and Annetta R. (Nee: Beix) Ramcke.

On December 28, 1963 he was united in marriage to Joanne M. Thom.  John was employed by North Shore Bank as branch manager for thirty-two years.  He was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church.  An avid bird watcher, John also took great pride in gardening.  More than anything he cherished time with his family.

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Joanne; his children, Brian (Kathleen) Ramcke of Kenosha, Brad (Melissa) Ramcke of Union Grove; his four grandchildren, Taylor, Hannah, Tessa, and Tamra; brother, William Ramcke of San Diego, CA; adopted daughter, Genna (Jacob) Paulson of Dallas, TX; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at the Racine Bible Church, with Reverend John Anderson and Reverend Ed Fuller officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, October 10, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  Private interment will be held at Sunset Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha. Memorials to Palmer Ministries have been suggested.

A special thank you to the nurses at Froedtert Memorial Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.  Also, our sincere gratitude for those who participated in our cancer journey.