Vicente’ Ramirez, age 96, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, December 20, 2021 at home in Imlay City. Vicente’ Ramirez was born January 11, 1925 in Loraine, TX. He was the son of the late Juan and the late Josephina (Aguirra) Ramirez. Vicente’ grew up in Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from April 26, 1945 to Sept. 20, 1945. He married Rosa Margaret Elk on August 12, 1950 in Almont, Michigan. Rosa died in 2018. Vicente’ and Rosa have lived in the Imlay City area for the last 70 years;

Vicente’ was employed by Fisher Body in Flint as a factory worker for 25-plus years. He helped coach in slow-pitch softball leagues in 1970s and 1980s. Vicente’ was a former member of the First Mexican American Baptist Church in Imlay City. He and his family are now participating with the Crossroads Baptist Church.

He is survived by daughters, Rose (Dan) Govitz of Attica, MI and Sue (Jim) Rose of Attica, MI; sons, Nacho (Kitty) Ramirez of Imlay City, MI and David (Cookie) Ramirez of Imlay City, MI; sisters, Louisa Ramirez of Imlay City, MI and Mary Ramirez of Imlay City, MI; brother, Nacho (Irene) Ramirez of Imlay City, MI; sister-in-law, Esther Ramirez of Florida; and grandchildren, Daniel Vincent Govitz and Joshua James Govitz. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Vicente’ was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ramirez; son, Vicente’ Ramirez Jr.; daughter, Christine Ramirez; and brothers: Demetrios Ramirez, Paul Ramirez and Joe (Shirley) Ramirez.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Crossroads Baptist Church, 6835 Weyer Road, Imlay City, MI. Reverend Jeff DuFour, pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church, officiated. Burial followed at Imlay Township Cemetery.

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