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Joseph Ramirez,

Joseph Ramirez, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 7, 2021, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.  He was born June 29, 1946, in Chicago to Charles and Manuela (Sandoval) Ramirez. 

Joe lived most of his life in Chicago until several years ago when he moved to Sturgeon Bay to be near his sister.  For many years, he had provided care to his aging parents.  Fishing was one of his favorite pastimes.  Joseph loved living in Sturgeon Bay.

He is survived by 2 children, Melissa Ramirez and Valerie Duran; 3 sisters, Rachel Ramirez, Marica Duran, all of Illinois; and Monica (Cynthia Germain), Sturgeon Bay; 1 brother, Gerald (Jeanne Crenshaw) Ramirez, IL; nieces and nephews:  Terrie Adame (Bruce Canejo), Jackie (Eric) Baumgartner, Lucy Ramirez, all of Illinois, Michael Crenshaw, Florida; great nieces and nephews: Lizzie, Cameron, Maddie and Colin Baumgartner; 1 sister-in-law, Katy Ramirez, IL; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, Charles Ramirez Jr., and 1 nephew, Kevin Ramirez.

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Special thanks to the staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services for their wonderful care and support given to Joseph for the last 4 years.


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