John Finley Ramage passed away on December 28, 2010, in Yuma Arizona at the age of 76.
John enjoyed a full and active life; the first half in Langdon, North Dakota and the second half in Montana (Miles City and Billings) with winters in Arizona. He married Lois Jean McDowall in 1954 and they reared three sons Kevin, Aaron, and Craig. John was outgoing and had a wonderful zeal for life. He served in numerous positions in church, civic organizations, and local government. John had a passion for mechanical things especially cars, airplanes, motorcycles, and boats. Friends and neighbors often commented that his house resembled a used car lot, which he acknowledged with a smile. He started his business career working with his father in the CFR Garage in Langdon. John was a lifelong entrepreneur and initiated numerous businesses including construction and operation of motels, real estate developments, and general contracting with projects in Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Oregon, and Arizona. Over the course of his career, John had the opportunity to work with all three of his sons on one project or another. John was well known for his generosity, his desire and willingness to help others, his positive attitude, and his "politically incorrect statements". He had a strong faith and was not afraid to take risks, knowing that the Lord is in control of all things. John was loved by family and friends and he will be greatly missed.
John was born on March 14, 1934 in Langdon, ND to Ida (McCann) Ramage and Charles French Ramage. He was the third of four children having two older sisters; Ada Jane Pansino and June Marie Nelson, and a younger brother; William Charles Ramage. John is preceded in death by his parents, his sister June, and his wife Lois. He is survived by his second wife Georgie DeGraeve, his sister Ada (Lou) Pansino, his brother William Ramage, and his three sons Kevin (Carlo), Aaron (Noni), and Craig and their families including six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Billings (Lockwood), MT at Harvest Church - Lockwood on Monday, January 3rd at 1:00 pm.http://www.brooksfuneralh...ramage.htm