Frederick G Ramm
October 11, 1954 – July 13, 2019
Died June 13, 2019 at Irene Carnes and Rick Erdman’s home. Baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Christ Lutheran Church in Odessa.
While a life-long resident of Odessa and growing up he was in: Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball, Jr. Police, Trap shooting, Special Olympics with winning many gold metals. His adult interests were fishing, hunting, snow moiling, car races, the interstate fair, rodeos, the Spokane Indians baseball games, and just spending time with family and friends. His sense of humor brighten our life, At age 14 he started his working career by mowing the lawn for Christ Lutheran Church. In 1970 after Irene helped him get his drivers licenses he worked at Al Fink Farms. In 1974 he also began delivering the Columbia Basin Herald newspaper in Odessa and worked at C.A. Carnes Excavating Rock Crashers. In 1977 Fred started his employment with the Town of Odessa. During this time he was also helping his father on Ed Heimbigner’ farm, raising animals, fowl and a large garden each year until 1986. Fred stopped all work in 1986 when an accident injured his arm and he had to retire.
In 1989 Fred met Cheryl Fox, in 1990 they had a son Albert Fox Ramm. Fred became a father to Albert and also to Cheryl’s children: Steven, Lyn, and Andria McAdams. He was very dedicated to his family because there were many medical issues with Cheryl, Albert, and Steven. On June 18, 2011 Albert died and Fred, along with Chuck and Irene continued helping Andria McAdams and daughter Joylyn Jude McAdams. During this time Fred often helped others in Odessa who needed him.
In Sept. of 2018 Fred was put in St. Peters hospital diagnosed with a lung illness. It was not until Oct. 2019 when at Grays Harbor Community Hospital that he was told he had lung cancer. On Oct 11, his birthday, he moved to Irene Carnes and Rick Erdman’s home in Neilton, WA, where he passed away on June 13, 2019.
He is survived by his sister Irene Carnes and Rick (Erdman), Harvey Delzer, Andria and daughter Joylyn McAdams, Steven McAdams and Lyn (Joe) McAdams Smith.
Fred was preceded in death by son Albert Ramm, Cheryl Fox, his parents Albert and Frances Ramm, brothers Ronald Ramm and Jack Ramm, brother-in-law Chuck Carnes and friend Dale Jacobson who died February 3, 2019. A memorial service is not planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church and notes sent to Rick Erdman and Irene Carnes, P.O. Box 705, Amanda Park, WA. 98526