Ronald Kenneth Ramos

November 29, 1967 - May 9, 2020

Ronald  Kenneth  Ramos


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Ronald Kenneth Ramos, 52, of Belvidere, IL passed away peacefully, Saturday evening, May 9, 2020 in UW Hospital-Madison, WI after a short illness.  Ron was born November 29, 1967 in San Francisco, CA the son of Jose and Louella (Castano) Ramos.  Ron married Nancy Muck on June 12, 1993 in Rockford, IL and to this union two sons were born, Justin and Jeremy.  Ron was currently the Central Supply Supervisor for Mercy Health as well as a partner in Boone County  He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he was an Airborne Paratrooper.  Ron was involved in the community of Belvidere.  He was an assistant football coach for Belvidere High School, for many years photographed many high school sporting events at all three high schools in Boone County.  He was a photographer for the Boone County Fair Queen Pageant and the 4-H Livestock Auction. Ron volunteered with the Boy Scouts and Royal Family Kids Camp.  Ron loved to interact with the community and really enjoyed when past players called him coach. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.

Ron is loved and will be missed by his wife, Nancy; sons, Justin and Jeremy; sister, Cynthia (David) Ramos-Cisneros; father, Jose( Rita); mother in-law, Joanne Muck; sisters in-law, Jane (Paul) Zeien, Lori (Austin) Reisetter, Lynn (Dennis) Brody; brother in-law Dale (Suzette) Muck, 13 nieces and nephews.  Ron is preceded in death by his mother, Louella and father in-law Dr. George A. Muck.

Funeral services will be livestreamed at 11: 00 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020. To access Ron’s livestreamed service, please go to Ron’s obituary page at  Rev. Christopher Druce Jones officiating.  Burial will be at Belvidere Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Ronald’s name can be given in care of the family to be dispersed to the many charities that Ron loved and supported.  To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Funeral services will be livestreamed at 11: 00 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020.

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I wish to express my deepest condolences to all of Ron’s family. It has literally been decades since Ron and I have had the opportunity to talk. I had recently heard of his passing through a mutual friend (Thank you Sheryl) and was very saddened to hear the news.

Jason Gustavson 2020-05-22T13:11:12

Ron Ramos had a positive impact on so many of us who knew him. In loving memory of his kindness, please accept my condolences. May God bless the family.

Miguel Sanchez 2020-05-21T20:40:01

My condolences to you all. What I know of Ron is he was a people person, his son comment of everyone he met he considered to be a friend sums it up. I’m sorry for your loss and I pray the Lord gives you strength during this difficult time.

Tina Pavey 2020-05-21T16:04:57

Hey Ron, even with Coronavirus and being thousands of miles away, I’m glad I can still sat goodbye streaming online. Even though I would only see you for a few weeks/month every summer in Bolingbrook, IL for many years in the 80s and 90s, you left an indelible mark on my wonder years. Thank you for asking me to be a groomsman in your wedding. You accepted me as a dork, and later in life you accepted me when I came out gay without hesitation. You’re a role model, a soldier, a father, a brother, a dork, and a great friend. I love you.

Charlie Gage 2020-05-21T13:23:14

That was a nice service; I would have rather been present but we do live in a different time now.
He was a great man and will surely be missed. I will always be grateful for knowing him and his help as I was thrown into being the Cub Scout leader.
My son Brandon wanted me to extend his condolences as well to Justin and the family.
We will never forget him.

Mike Coniglio 2020-05-21T12:10:21

Thank you Ronnie for being a positive spirit and presence in so many lives. I am blessed that we had a chance to reconnect after such a long time of not being in touch, but as cousins and family, we could pick up and have great conversation due to the family memories and love of each other’s upbringing. Having been able to see you at Auntie Angie’s birthday, the County fair and in the hospital are memories I will never forget. You brought me back to my cousin Cyndi, you opened your heart and family to my family and you connected me to new friends through common love of sport. Your presence will live on through all those you touched. May you rest in eternal peace, with the love of your mother, Grandma and Grandpa Dacanay and all those who have gone before us. We will all be forever grateful for having you in our lives.

Tonette Thompson 2020-05-21T12:09:18

I’m going to miss my cousin, Ron.
My mom, Mary Castaño, sends her love.
My deepest condolences to you, Nancy, and your boys. My heart also goes out to my Uncle Joe & Cyndi.
Now Ron will be another angel watching over us with my Aunt Louella and my Dad.

May he Rest In Peace.
Nora Castaño Lawrence

Nora Castaño Lawrence 2020-05-21T10:57:15

Ramos Strong! Throughout my life, my older cousin Ronnie, was always a strong figure to Tracy and I. My earliest memories as a little kid in Oklahoma, while he was in the Army, was when Ronnie would come to visit us in Ada. In his camo, rolled up sleeves and spit-shined shoes, for me was very impressive and as a kid made me very proud, for he was Ramos Strong. He would always laugh, which was contagious, always making you laugh too. As I grew up, even if there would be time without seeing him, we would talk occasionally and of course Ronnie would have something to say. Always looking to make you feel better or to look at the brighter side of things. I wish I could have talked to him more; I wish I could have seen him more. I will miss my big cousin. I can close my eyes and see his smile. I am thankful that I got to tell him I love him the day he passed and will always cherish the memories that I have of Ronnie. Thank you Ronnie, Rest in Peace, give a kiss to your mama for me.


Christopher Heath 2020-05-21T07:06:14

My cousin Ronnie looked out for me like a big brother. He taught me how to play Atari video games, took me to my first Star Wars movie, teased me about my lisp so much that I worked to get rid of it, and—let’s not forget—he led the infamous Ramos cousin grilling of my then Colombian fiancé. Thank you, cousin, for everything! We’ll miss you!

Nancy, I can only imagine how hard these past months have been for you and your boys. Know that we hold you all close to our hearts and in our prayers. I wish I could be there in person to say goodbye to my cousin.


Joanna Ramos-Romero 2020-05-21T07:04:22

Children say the cutest things. When they were very young (early 70’s), the Ramos kids, Ronnie and Cyndi were treated by their parents, Joe and Lou, to a trip to New York City. from Chicago, Lou drove the family car to pick up Joe in Norfolk, Va, where he was stationed. They saw the sights in Manhattan, the Empire State Bldg., Central Park, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, etc. They said “hello” to the wild animals in the Bronx Zoo. A special spot was Coney Island in Brooklyn, noted for its traditional rides and the world-famous
Nathan’s hot dogs.

It was a typically oppressive summer triple H day – hazy, hot, and humid – a punishing mix, whether you drove or took the subway. Queuing for the roller coaster at the end of a very long day and obviously feeling tired and restless like the rest of the crowd, Ronnie turned to Joe and said, “Daddy, are you happy now?” Wasn’t that supposed to be Joe’s line?

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