Jose Ramos Jr.


Jose T. Ramos Jr., 71, of Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

He was born on October 5, 1942, to Jose and Effie (Lopez) Ramos in Laredo, Texas. He married Hermelinda (Rivera) Ramos, and she passed away in 2012. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Defiance, and New Jerusalem, Defiance. Jose retired from the city of Defiance. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, eating, and loved being with his family.

Jose is survived by his sons, Jose (Suzie) Ramos III of Herbronville, Texas, Alejandro (Valerie) Ramos of Arlington, Va., Michael (fiance Claudia Garza) Ramos of Defiance; daughters, Arabella (Mike) Springer of Avon, Ind., Ana (Andrew) Esquibel of Archbold, Dawn (Russell) Rios of Toledo, Nida (Roel) Cepeda of Hebronville, Texas, Norma (Robert) Trevino of Hebronville, Texas, Sonia (Edward) Alaniz of Realitos, Texas, Veronica (Liderando) Molina of Hebronville, Texas, and Teresa Ramos of Hebronville, Texas; many, many grandchildren, many, many great-grandchildren; many, many great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Irma Hernandez of Fostoria, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Hermelinda Ramos.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio, with Revs. Jacob Tijerina, Peter Flores and Alejandro Ramos officiating, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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