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Manuel Louis Ramos, 73Free Access

Manuel Louis Ramos, 73

February 6, 1951 ~ May 4, 2024

RAPID CITY – Manuel Louis Ramos, 73, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 4, 2024 at his home in Rapid City, SD. On February 6, 1951 Manuel Louis Ramos “Man-E” was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and ready to make his debut to his parents Federico and Rebecca (Hunter) Ramos. Joining his siblings Monnie Ramos, Maria Ramos, Martin Ramos, Federico “Kookie” Ramos II, Maurice Ramos and followed by a baby brother, Mateo Ramos who was called to Heaven at the age of three months.

Federico, their father, had his last duty stationed at Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City, SD, between the summers of 1964-1966. After he retired in 1966, the family moved into the North Rapid City area.

Manuel started grade school in Ardmore OK, Spokane WA, Kyle SD, Rantoul IL and Holy Rosary Mission. Through all the varieties of schools Manuel found that 10th grade was his completion of schooling and found himself a job at Sioux Pottery until he joined the U.S. Army.

Upon joining the U.S. Army, Manuel obtained his GED and other skill sets. Made his way through basic training, paratrooper training and sharp shooter school. His highest achievement was being a part of the 173rd Airborne Ranger Unit “The Herd”. Served 2 tours as a Vietnam Combat Veteran and was Honorably Discharged in 1971.

Manuel returned to Rapid City and found his new line of work in the automotive industry, primarily was attracted to fast / classic cars. Worked for All Motorsports as a ASE Certified Cylinder Head Specialist making high performance cylinder heads and engines. Later he found a position with Gillette Dairy as a Maintenance Tech and found himself the eagerness to become a CDL driver with Gillette Dairy. His driving career took him into other opportunities as a driver with other companies. Manuel decides after all career choices as a driver the “Oil Country” was it, he retired as a North Dakota Oil Field Driver and Prided on it.

Manuel enjoyed his solitude but most important he enjoyed getting the family together and having a meal provided. Through life Manuel found himself looking to the Lord for guidance and finding scriptures to help him through his times in life, which cemented his belief in God and Angels.  Manuel made his journey to the Spirit World on May 4, 2024 at his home in Rapid City, SD.

Manuel is survived by sons, Arthur Brewer, Che Brewer, and Javier Ramos; brothers, Monnie Ramos, Martin Ramos, and Kookie (Toni) Ramos; sister, Maria Ramos; and numerous grandchildren, nieces,  nephews, and cousins.

Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Federico and Rebecca (Hunter) Ramos; paternal grandparents, Mateo & Maria (Rodriguez) Ramos; maternal grandparents, Stephan and Maggie (Gibbons) Hunter; brothers, Mateo Ramos and Maurice Ramos; paternal uncles, Amador (Sara) Ramos, Dionicio “Danny” (Stella) Ramos, and Matilde Ramos; maternal aunts and uncles, Len (Elvira) Hunter, Colleen (Harvey) Zephier, Al (Ethlyn) Hunter, Caroline “Dallas” “Sissy” (Fred) Claussen, Ambrose (Blonde) Hunter, Harland (Babe) Hunter, Sidney (Caroline) Hunter, Patricia “Patsy” Jackson, and John Hunter, Jr.; and cousins from the Ramos families, Hunter families, and Jackson family.

Pallbearers will be Kookie Ramos, Monnie Ramos, Maria Ramos, Adriana King, Alicia King, and Rebeca LaBelle.

Honorary pallbearers will be Che Brewer, Arthur Brewer, Javier Ramos, and All Friends & Relatives.

Visitation services were held from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD with vigil services with Rosary starting at 6:00 PM followed by a meal in the hall at the Mother Butler Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 16, 2024 at the St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD.

Officiating was Father Ed Witt, S.J.

Burial Services were held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 16, 2024 Lakota Freedom Veteran’s Cemetery, Kyle, SD

Arrangements entrusted with the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.


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