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Arthur L. Ramsey, 75, a resident of Blue Lake near Churubusco and well-known area businessman, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. He had been in declining health for some time and had entered the nursing home in January.
Mr. Ramsey was born in Fort Wayne March 25, 1935, a son of Amos Edward and Hilda Erma (Gomoll) Ramsey, and spent his formative years there. As a young man he served with the U.S. Navy, and was married Dec. 15, 1956 to Marilyn M. Myers. The couple lived in Fort Wayne for a period until moving to Churubusco in 1966.
Along with his wife, he founded 3 Kings Flooring in Fort Wayne, and owned and operated the business from 1968 to 2005.
He was a member of the First Church of God in Columbia City. In his leisure time he was an avid fisherman, and most importantly loved and cherished his family.
Mrs. Ramsey preceded him in death April 29, 2007.
The surviving relatives include his children, Monica (Kevin) Nichols of Churubusco, Mark A. (Denise) Ramsey of Collins and Pam (George) Wirges and Todd (Sara) Ramsey, both of Churubusco; a brother, Paul A. (Edna) Ramsey of Morristown, Fla; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Max Edward Ramsey.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Church of God in Columbia City with Pastor Jim Martin, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Sidener Cemetery, LaGrange County.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Ramseyâ€™s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.