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Bobby L. Ratmeyer

Published: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT

Bobby LeRoy “Rocky” Ratmeyer, 78, Forreston, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, following a brief illness. 

Rocky was born on Aug. 21, 1935 in Forreston, the son of LeRoy W. and Alice L. (Heeren) Ratmeyer. 

He married Marian Greenfield in Forreston on June 5, 1954.

Rocky enjoyed house boating, fishing, and working with his hands and his equipment.

He drove truck, worked at the Forreston Cheese Factory, and later on owned and operated an excavating business.

Surviving are his wife, Marian Ratmeyer, Forreston; son, Carl (Pam) Ratmeyer, Rockford; daughter, Renee (Jeff) Biesemeier, Lena; sister, Gerry Schwarze, Forreston; two grandchildren, Brynn (Troy) Truman and Blythe (Jake) Dalton.

Rocky was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services were held Sept. 7 at Forreston Grove Church with Rev. Jeremy Cheezum officiating.

Arrangements were completed by Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the Forreston Fire Department.

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