Age 76 of Wilmington, passed away on Thursday afternoon, September 17, 2020 at AMITA Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Joliet, following a brief illness.
Born December 16, 1943 in Joliet, Illinois, Lawrence Eugene was a son of Peter, Sr. and Marjorie (Ritchie) Rampa. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated with the Wilmington High School Class of 1961. Following high school, Larry went on to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied Marketing, and he served 5 years in the United States Army Reserves. A lifelong bricklayer, Larry co-founded RamCorp, Inc. with his brother, Dave. Together they worked along side each other for 30 years until his retirement in 2001. Larry was a member of the Bricklayer's Local #6 out of Rockford, and belonged to St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington. In his free time, he enjoyed trapping, motorcycles, working on small engines, and fishing. Larry, who was most commonly known to many as Nasty, will be most remembered for his jokes. Over the past 12 years, he took great pleasure in spending 5 months out of the year in Mexico, wintering away from the Midwest.
Survivors include his best friend and wife, Anne Dougan; step-children: Nicholes (Nichole) Hanson of Wilmington and Danielle (Victor) Hanson of Hesperia, California; grandchildren: Katie Mae Gorney of Oswego and Sadie Autumn Diaz of Hesperia, California; siblings: Carlo (Maria) Rampa of Chicago, David (Cheryl) Rampa of Wilmington, and Janet (Haluk) Odziemer of Mountain View, California, and his father-in-law, Roger Dougan of Houston, Texas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Peter Rampa, Jr., and his mother-in-law, Marion Dougan.
A private family visitation was held, and per Larry’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service, 12:00 p.m. Face masks requirements and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order, and the funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation.Those wishing to participate in Larry's services are invited to watch the live stream on Saturday starting at 12:00 p.m. by logging onto his memorial page.
Private inurnment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Larry’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 S. Main St., Wilmington, IL 60481.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Larry’s memorial page on-line through social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/obituary/Larry-RampaNasty
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815-476-2181)
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