James F. "Jim" Ramsay

November 20, 1931 ~ May 25, 2020 (age 88)


James "Jim" Francis Ramsay, 88, of Duluth, passed away peacefully in his home on May 25, 2020. Jim was born in Sault St. Marie, MI on November 20, 1931 to Alexander and Mabel Ramsay. Jim graduated from Cathedral High School and St. John’s University. Jim and Shirley resided in Savage, MN and Eau Claire, WI before returning to Duluth in 2015. Jim married Shirley Stevens in St. Paul on July 17, 1970. Jim was the owner and operator of Automatic Vendors in Duluth with his brother Bill and also Variety Vending in Eau Claire, WI.  He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, John and brother, William "Bill" Ramsay. Survived by wife of 50 years, Shirley; children, Linda (Ren Warnsholz), Ross, Laura (Paul) Holmes and grandchildren, Alex, Erika, Ellie, Elise, Emma, David and Bailey; step children, Mike (Mary) McParlan, Julie McParlan Hein and Karen McParlan Brooks; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Margaret Plante of Minneapolis; brothers, Tom of St. Paul and Jack (Pam) of Naples, FL. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 30, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Rev Fr Ryan Moravitz officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home in Duluth.

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