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Rafael V. Ramirez

March 29, 1936 — January 26, 2024

Moline, Illinois

Rafael V. Ramirez, 87, of Moline, Illinois, died Friday, January 26, 2024, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City.

A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline, with Father Patrick Wille officiating.  A Rosary Service will begin at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline, immediately followed by visitation until 7:00 p.m.   Burial is in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Rafael was born March 29, 1936, in Mexico, the son of Jesus and Angela (Villagomez) Ramirez.  He served in the Mexican Reserves prior to moving the United States.  He worked for John Deere Foundry.  He married Atanacia Perez in the summer of 2023.  

Rafael was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Moline, and liked gardening and playing cards.  He also enjoyed his work and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife, Atanacia; children, Angela Ramirez of Moline, Rafaela (Manuel) Ramirez of Moline, Guadalupe (Teresa) Ramirez of Rock Island, Josephina (Luis) Ramirez of California, Jesus (Maura) Ramirez of Moline, Carlos (Delia) Ramirez of Rock Island, Gerardo (Alma) Ramirez of Rock Island, and Alejandro (Marcy) Ramirez of Moline; and grandchildren, Maria, Manuel, Juan, César, Iris, Mario, Estefanie, Dulce, Janet, Luis, Edgar, Sahian, Jeannie, Linda, Carlos, Rafael, Pedro, Gerardo, Daniel, Miguel, and Katarina.  He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

The family invites friends to share stories and condolences at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.

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Rafael V. Ramírez, de 87 años, de Moline, Illinois, falleció el viernes 26 de enero de 2024, en el Hospital y Clínicas de la Universidad de Iowa, Iowa City.

Una Misa de Entierro Cristiano será a las 10:30 a.m. el jueves 1 de febrero, en la Iglesia Católica de Santa María, Moline, con el Padre Patrick Wille oficiando. Un Servicio de Rosario comenzará a las 4:00 p.m. el miércoles 31 de enero, en la Sala Horizon en la Funeraria Trimble en Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline, seguido inmediatamente por la visita hasta las 7:00 p.m. El entierro será en el Cementerio de Santa María, East Moline. Se pueden hacer donaciones en memoria de Rafael a la familia.

Rafael nació el 29 de marzo de 1936, en México, hijo de Jesús y Ángela (Villagómez) Ramírez. Sirvió en las Reservas Mexicanas antes de mudarse a Estados Unidos. Trabajó para la Fundición John Deere. Se casó con Atanacia Pérez en el verano de 2023.

Rafael era miembro de la Iglesia Católica de Santa María, Moline, y le gustaba la jardinería y jugar a las cartas. También disfrutaba de su trabajo y de pasar tiempo con la familia.

Le sobreviven su esposa, Atanacia; hijos, Ángela Ramírez de Moline, Rafaela (Manuel) Ramírez de Moline, Guadalupe (Teresa) Ramírez de Rock Island, Josefina (Luis) Ramírez de California, Jesús (Maura) Ramírez de Moline, Carlos (Delia) Ramírez de Rock Island, Gerardo (Alma) Ramírez de Rock Island, y Alejandro (Marcy) Ramírez de Moline; y nietos, Maria, Manuel, Juan, César, Iris, Mario, Estefanie, Dulce, Janet, Luis, Edgar, Sahian, Jeannie, Linda, Carlos, Rafael, Pedro, Geraldo, Daniel, Miguel y Katarina. Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres y hermanos.

La familia invita a amigos a compartir historias y condolencias en TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.


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Service Schedule

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

4:00 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

Horizon Room at Trimble Pointe (Upper Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

4:30 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Horizon Room at Trimble Pointe (Upper Level)

701 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Mass

Thursday, February 1, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

412 10th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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Burial

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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