Michael J Fox Foundation
for Parkinson’s Research
Carl A Ramroth, 74, of Grand Rapids passed April 28, 2020, after courageously meeting the challenges of Parkinson’s for over 28 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irma Ramroth; and brother, Edward Ramroth. Carl is survived by his wife of over 47 years, Kay (Chase) Ramroth; daughters, Sarah (Andy) Hector of Grandville, and Susan Remar of Lowell; brother, William (Ann) Ramroth of Livonia; sister, Linda (Mike) Whitney formerly of Mayville; sister-in-law, Ann of Longwood, Florida; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was born in Detroit, on April 10, 1946 and attended Macomb Community College before serving in the US Army as Sergeant E5 in Vietnam. Carl graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in business. He and Kay raised their family in Lansing where he worked as a Policy Manager for the State of Michigan, Medicaid Services Administration, retiring in 1997. Carl was well-liked by coworkers and neighbors, easily making many lifetime friends. He especially enjoyed being with family and friends in Ludington, particularly boating on Hamlin Lake. He and Kay also spent many years in Leesburg, Florida during the winter months. O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home is handling arrangements including a memorial service at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation, https://www.michaeljfox.org/ where their focus is on Parkinson’s research.