Lloyd D. Ramsby, 90, of NilesPublished 6:24pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Born: Aug. 21, 1923
Died: Sept. 30, 2013
Lloyd D. Ramsby passed away September 30, 2013 in his daughter’s home in Granger, Indiana surrounded by his family.
Lloyd was born August 21, 1923 in Niles, Michigan to Lloyd L. and Ethyle (Routsong) Ramsby. On May 12, 1946 Lloyd married Evelyn L. Stiles who preceded him in death on September 23, 1992. On August 5, 1995, Lloyd then married Bettie Robb who also preceded him in death on May 10, 2013.
Lloyd is survived by his three children, Stephen A. (Brenda) Ramsby of East Lansing, Michigan and daughters, Karen S. Lipp of Elkhart, Indiana and Debra L. (Mark) Pajakowski of Granger, Indiana. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Michael (Mary Ellen) Ramsby, Stephanie (Scott) Lindenmuth, Joseph (Stephanie) Lipp, Amy (Ryan) Kominkiewicz and Alex Pajakowski along with six great-grandchildren, Anna Rose and Lily Ramsby, Madison and Taylor Lipp and Drew Kominkiewicz. Lloyd is also survived by one brother, Wade L. Ramsby of Chesterton, Indiana.
Lloyd honorably served his country as a private in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. He served in the Corps of Engineers, 19th Engineer Regiment, Company F. during World War II. Lloyd was presented with a Soldier’s Medal of Honor on January 14, 1943 for heroism in Italy where he swam to the rescue of a fellow infantryman whose boat had capsized in the Volturno River.
Following in his father’s and uncle’s footsteps, Lloyd was a railroad man working for NY Central Railroad and retiring from Amtrak as a conductor in 1984.
Lloyd enjoyed a celebration of life 90th birthday dinner in August where he visited with his family and friends. No further visitation or ceremony will be offered.
Contributions in memory of Lloyd may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, Indiana 46637; or to the donor’s choice. Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.