Marlyn Ramse

Marlyn Gene Ramse was born April 5, 1936, in Lennox, S.D., to Gilbert and Tena  Ramse (Bultena).
He attended grade school for eight years and then Worthing (S.D.) High School for three years. He finished up with a GED while in the army for two years.
In August of 1962 he married Barbara Jane Clark of Richmond, Calif. They were blessed with three daughters.
After living in Tea, Worthing and Lennox, S.D., they settled in Sioux Falls, S.D., and lived there until 1978. Marlyn worked as a deputy sheriff in Minnehaha County for two- and-a-half years and then moved to work with the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department. In 1978 they made their final move to Custer, S.D.
Marlyn was an avid trapper and hunter up until a couple years before his death. The couple also owned a couple of different shops in Custer, most recently the Stage Stop. They also managed the Bavarian Inn for a couple of years.
Marlyn’s hobbies included being outside, trapping and hunting, going to gun shows and having coin collections. He was also known for his taxidermy in which he sold his famous jackalopes to Cabela’s. He was very proud of his hobbies and loved sharing his interests with others. He loved buying, selling and trading various things he collected and cared about.
But of all, the most important thing for him was his faith. He had a personal relationship with the Lord and always tried to share his faith with others.
Marlyn died peacefully with his family by his side at the VA Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D., May 7, 2024. He was 88.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Gladys Sorenson, Clara Pool and Lorraine Schuett; and his brother, Harold Ramse.
Marlyn is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Ramse of Custer; daughters, Tyra Strandlund (Mark) of East Bethel, Minn., Audra Campbell (Scott) of Wichita, Kan., and Ralna Ramse of Oakland, Calif.; his grandchildren, Morgan Louwagie, Maci (Josh) Pomranke, Marissa Louwagie, Brittany (John) Burba, Carlin Campbell, Elias Campbell, Josiah Campbell, and Jadon Campbell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association. Blessed be his memory. He was a loved man.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Custer.

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