Frank Joseph Ramm, 91, passed away on September 22, 2022, surrounded by family at his home in Kansas City, Missouri.
Frank was born on February 18, 1931, to Joseph and Henrietta (Teal) Ramm. He was the youngest of three boys.
Frank graduated from Lillis High School in 1949. He was an Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He went to cooking school where he was a 3 rd cook. His favorite meal to cook for friends and family was “Frank’s famous Chili”.
In 1955 he married Mary Carol Grace. They raised three children: Steve, Danny, and
One of his first jobs was as a paper boy for the Kansas City Star. He also worked at the
Luzier Cosmetic Company and the Kimo Movie Theater, where he’d sneak movie
passes into Mary Carol’s popcorn before they were married.
After returning from the Army, Frank worked for Kansas City Southern Railroad in the
In 1958 Frank went to work for the Bendix Corporation, now named Honeywell. He was
well known for working in the safety crib, distributing safety glasses and shoes to all the
employees. He retired in 1994 with 36 years of service. He was a member of the
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Frank also worked part-time for the W.E. Anderson Company, now named Dwyer
Instruments, for many years.
Frank is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Mary Carol; children Steve Ramm
(Debbie), Danny Ramm (Liz), and Anne Marie McLaughlin (Brent); 6 grandchildren
Rebecca Gann (Jeff), David Ramm (Becky), Greg Ramm (Bethany), Bobby Conaty
(Jen), Jessi Alstrom, and Zeb Nichols; 12 great-grandchildren Jillian Gann, Allison
Gann, Camille Gann, Jayden Ramm, Lucas Ramm, Elayna Conaty, Jackson Conaty,
Taylor Edwards, Bailey Edwards, Madison Occhiuto, Luke Alstrom, and Lucas Nichols;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank is preceded in death by his parents, his
brothers Bill Ramm and Jack Ramm, and his grandson, Jeremy Ramm.
The family would like to thank Trent, Peggy, Merrilyn and Regina from Comprehensive
Care Services, Denise and Amy from North Kansas City Home Health, Margie Maasen-
lute, and Kansas City Palliative Care for their compassionate care of Frank and Mary
Carol over the last 4 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research