Ramona North

Ramona North, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

She was born on Jan. 13, 1931, to Lester and Wealthy (Peterson) Rands. She married Norris “Ike” North on May 4, 1950, in Rapid City, S.D. Ramona was a domestic engineer, raising five children and taking care of her husband. Ramona was always on the go and loved sitting down and talking with family and friends. She was known as Grandma North to many of the New Auburn Trojan faithful as she rarely missed a sporting or school event. She enjoyed dancing, traveling, baking banana bread, playing cards, a good meal and talking on the phone. She volunteered at the school, was active in the FFA and at Freedom Community Church. She will truly be missed by her family, the town of New Auburn, Wis., and her two furry, four-legged friends.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Pamela) North, of New Auburn, Judy Rogge, of New Auburn, Jackie (Steve) McCracken, of New Auburn, Debbye (Dieter) Antoni, of Holmen, Wis., and Wayne (Kristine) North, of New Auburn; 15 grandchildren; sister Roberta Channing; sisters-in-law Lois North and Janice Rands; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Wealthy; husband Ike; siblings Linda Rands, Iona Black, Robert “Bud” Rands and Lester Rands Jr.; and son-in-law Wayne Rogge.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in New Auburn, with Pastor Steve Hinton officiating. Private interment will be in New Auburn Cemetery. A visitation will be at 3–6 p.m. at the church on Friday before the service. A luncheon will follow the service at the church. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com.

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