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“Even if i had or knew the right words, they wouldn't do him the extreme justice and respect that I have for this man and his family. This man was...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Dean Anderson - Edmund, WI

Cousins, cousins, cousins “Vince was a "family" man. Not just to Carol and their children but to his extended family and friends. God's family was very important to him and...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Joann (Hagenston) Porter - AZ

“Vince is one of the most incredible people I have ever met! He and his VIMteam from Wisconsin came to The Ozarks Methodist Manor retirement...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Brenda Garner - Marionville, MO

“You have our sympathy. Vince was a wonderful man. Giving to others in so many ways. He is now enjoying the fruits of his labor in heaven. I am...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ron and Mary Benish - Highland, WI

Ken and Ingrid “Prayers and thoughts are with you,Carol and family.So many memories!Sharecropping with Vince for 23years.Shared many great dinners together. Watched...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Ken and Ingrid Clauson - IL

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Vince and offer you my sincere condolences. Vince was a very important person in my life. I respected and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ruthann Faber - Friend

“May God's abiding presence sustain you in this time of loss. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jim & Harriett Rowland - WI

“I remember Vince as a patient, kindhearted, and wonderful person that anyone could ever meet. The community and the family had lost a wonderful...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: kraig walter - Stoughton, WI

“I know the world is missing the most positive caring patient man I have ever met. I am glad to say that his impression on me as a high school kid...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tony Colin - Sauk City, WI

“One thing that has forever etched in my mind (ears) are the singing presenations Vincet and Carol did at the Avoca Metodist Church when I was growing...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Jim D - New London, WI

“Vince was to me a wonderful role model of how a Christian should be remembered. His assistance and leadership of the VIM friends secures a close...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Lois Carter - Marionville, MO

“He and the VIM team came so many times and helped us at the Ozarks Methodist Manor,( and entertained us.) We will always think of him when we enjoy...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Aage nd Joyce Jensen - MO

“Carol & Family, Thanking you for always sharing your wonderful godly man with so many of us. He will be greatly missed. There are too many things...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Pamella Hooyman - Greenville, WI

“Carol and Family. I have many fond memories of Vince from church in Avoca when I was a boy. I enjoyed his sense of humor, Vince always had a twinkle...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Bret Meissner - Montfort, WI

“Vince was a great role model for doing the Lord's work, a friend and mentor. His enthusiasm for VIM was so contagious that many have been bitten by...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Barb Utphall

“So many fond memories. His playing "Vinnie" with Milford at church, his trip planning and the mission trip we went on to Georgia. My thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: MsryJeffries McCaulry - muscoda, WY

“So sorry for your loss. Sending my most sincere condolences plus thoughts and prayers to your entire family. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Vinnie Morgan - Richmond, VA

“Carol & Family - Sorry to read this morning of your loss. We extend our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Your kindness as a couple to benefit...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: ken palzkill - Dodgeville, WI

“Honored to have worked with Vince on Ithica House, Delivery trip to New Orleans and a side visit to Greensburg KS. Enjoyed his company and impressed...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John Eveland - Mazomanie, WI


Vincent M. Ramsden, age 77, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at his rural Highland home, after a one month illness due to cancer, with his wife & family by his side. He was born at the family farm home on October 23, 1936, to Willard & Mildred (Hagenston) Ramsden.
He married Carol Mellum on October 7, 1962 at the Otter Creek Lutheran Church, rural Highland. Together they raised four children & opened their home to at least 40 foster children.
Vince attended Highland High School, class of 1954, as Valedictorian & attended UW Farm Short Course. He became the proud owner of Forest View Farms, Inc. with his wife Carol & Children. He truly loved working the land, loved all of nature, and animals. He helped on the farm until three weeks before his death.
He served on the Highland School Board for 15 years, 12 of those years as president.
He was a man of strong faith, principles & integrity and strived to always live by them. He attended the United Methodist Church since an infant. He held every office of the church over the years, teaching and preaching at many churches in Wisconsin. Also, he was a wonderful singer since a child and sang for hundreds of funerals and occasions. He lived a great life of fullness and spirituality.
Since 1987 he was involved with United Methodist "Volunteers In Mission", traveling and leading to 104 disaster and needy areas throughout Wisconsin, United States and Canada. For nine years he was Coordinator Chair and held the office of Vice Chair and Travel Coordinator until his death. He planned hundreds of mission trips to needy areas and this was his special calling. His VIM family meant so very much to him. He named the VIM slogan "Serving God By Serving Others".
Vince had a great sense of humor and was "Cousin Vinny" in hundreds of his comedy routines throughout Wisconsin and many other states.
Vince is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Mellum) Ramsden of rural Highland; children, Vaughn (Barbara) Ramsden of Spring Green, Carlene Ramsden of Highland, Craig Ramsden of Highland, Victoria (Brian) Shanley of Onalaska, Corrina (Casey) Zoha long lasting foster daughter of Montfort, WI; his eight grandchildren, Kyle & Kaleb Ramsden, Brenna, Kelly & Katie Ramsden, Peyton Shanley, Alexa & Taylor Zoha; 5 brothers, Kenneth (Alice) Ramsden of Richland Center, Ronald Ramsden of Verona, Paul (Kathy) Ramsden of Barneveld, Dean (Jane) Ramsden of Kansas City, Mo., Gary Ramsden of Madison. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard & Mildred Ramsden; two brothers, Warren and Alan Ramsden; one sister, Geraldine Brander.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. Pastor Richard Hutchison will officiate with burial in the Avoca Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home and also on Monday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. On line condolences can be made at www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the families favorite charities. A special thanks to Dr. Mark Hughes and the Dodgeville Upland Hills Hospice for their help and support during his final days. "We Love You More"