Esther Ramirez, age 89, of Pinellas Park, FL (formerly of Imlay City and Lapeer, MI) passed away peacefully, Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at home surrounded by family. Esther Frances Tolosa was born November 5, 1932 in Saginaw, MI. She was the daughter of the late Ramon and the late Lula (Jackson) Tolosa. Esther grew up in Saginaw, MI. She was a graduate of Saginaw High School, Class of 1950. She married Paul Ramirez on August 21, 1950 in Toledo, OH. She and her husband lived in Imlay City, MI from 1950 until 2009 when they moved to Lapeer, MI. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in April 2017. In 2018, Esther moved to Pinellas Park, FL where she has lived since.
She was employed as an attendant nurse by Oakdale Center (Lapeer County State Hospital) for 31 years before retiring. Esther had a sideline hobby selling Tiara Glassware in Lapeer County. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lapeer, MI before moving to Florida.
Esther will be remembered for her love of God. Her faith was a great inspiration to her children. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing games, sharing delicious meals, and listening to music. Her kind, patient and sweet disposition will be greatly missed by many.
She is survived by her children, Evelyn Perez of Lapeer, Margaret (Jeff) Wheeler of Flint, John (Christine) Ramirez of Saint Petersburg, FL, Benny (Patti) Ramirez of Imlay City, MI, Grace (Jerry) Larsen of Columbiaville, MI, Judy Ramirez of Pinellas Park, FL, and Tony Ramirez of Imlay City, MI; grandchildren, Rey, Mike, Harmony, Magnum, Nick, Rocky, Luke, Marcus, Israel, Grace, Sam and Shay; many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Louise and Mary; brother-in-law, Nacho (Irene) Ramirez; and many nieces and nephews.
Beside her husband and parents, Esther was preceded in death by her siblings, Raymond Tolosa, Mary Pena, Margaret Tolosa, and Alice Tolosa.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Mark Tolosa officiated. Interment followed at Imlay Township Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.
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