Fernando Ramirez, age 57 of Battle Creek, went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 7, 2021. Fernando was born in Elsa, TX on January 13, 1964, the son of the late Jose Ramirez and Jovita O. (Ornelas) Ramirez.
He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. He met his wife Diane (Buczynski) Ramirez in 1985, and they were married the following year. They were married for 35 years and built a lifetime of memories.
He worked for the City of Battle Creek for over 30 years and spent most of his career at Bailey Park. He and his crew were known as the "Bailey Boys". They worked as a team building and maintaining the ball diamonds at Bailey Park winning Awards for their performance. He looked at them as a family and always said those were the best years of his life. Fernando was an avid movie buff and music lover. He was a devoted Dallas Cowboy fan, who tolerated The Detroit Lions for the sake of the kids and grandkids.
He loved his children and adored his grandchildren, affectionately known as "Boo Boo". He was devoted to his nieces and nephews with loving guidance and support.
He especially enjoyed hosting family gatherings and looked forward to family vacations. He was kind and generous to a fault but lived his life to the fullest.
Fernando is survived by his loving wife Diane Ramirez; their children, Alexia (Brandon) Smith, Thomas (Staci) Casarez, Fernando (April Ann) Ramirez Jr.; grandchildren, Kiera, Olivia, Lily, Laila, Jett, Ava, Reese, Gabe, and Amaya; siblings, Juan Ramirez, Simon (Candy) Ramirez, Francisco (Suzie) Ramirez, Jose (Tammie) Ramirez, Jr., Carmen Esquivel, Marta (Lupe) Sanchez, Jovita (Javier) Puentes, Leonarda Ramirez, Margarita (Arturo) Ruiz. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Arturo Ramirez, Jesusita Ramirez, Anita Ramirez, Teresita Ramirez; and his sister-in-law, Jane Ramirez.
Friends may visit with the family from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 14, 2021 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 229 Collier Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037. Rev. Fr. Maximilian Nightingale will officiate the service. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Charitable Union, 85 Calhoun St, Battle Creek,, MI 49017, https://www.charitableunion.org/ . Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, sign the guest book or leave messages for the family.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
3:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services