- March 9, 1929 - July 5, 2012
- Lafayette, Indiana
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“You will forever be in our memories. You will be missed Brother Andy.
1 of 3 | Posted by: Reverend & Mrs Ira L. Crise - IN
“Bea- Please know I am thinking about you during this difficult time-sending you lots of love. Please let me know if you need anything.
2 of 3 | Posted by: Jeannie Nelson - Brookston, IN
“Although we are very sorry for your loss, we rejoice with you that Andy is home with the Lord.
3 of 3 | Posted by: Greg and Becky Lemon - Avon, IN
Rev. Armando "Andy" Ramirez went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 5:45 a.m. at IU Health Arnett Hospital. Born in Goliad, Texas on March 9, 1929 to the late Jose and Tomasa Zavala-Ramirez, he was one of thirteen children. He grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas working in the cotton fields with his family. He entered the U.S. Army/Air Corp in 1946 and was stationed overseas guarding Japanese prisoners. He was honored with the World War II Victory Medal.
Andy attended the University of Texas where he studied skills in translating, leading to his call to the ministry. He traveled throughout Mexico and the U.S. translating the Word of God. He became affiliated with the Pentecostal Church of God in the 1980's where he was ordained. He later became the Director of the Indiana Hispanic District for the State of Indiana. He was the pastor of many churches and was currently with Iglesia De Cristo Church in Kokomo. He retired from Alcoa with 20 years of service. He also served on the Hanna Community Center Board of Directors and the Pentecostal Church of God District Board.
He married Marjorie Hanns on November 29, 1969 in Danville, IL and she survives. Surviving with his wife are his children; Bob of Lafayette, Andy, Jr. (wife, Donna) of Richardson, TX, Ralph (wife, Claudia) of Indianapolis, Bea Figueroa of Lafayette, Kathy Trevino (husband, Jose) of Beeville, TX, Sam (wife, Linda) of West Point, Eliza Anderson (husband, John) of Cary, NC and Lisa Bolinger (husband, David) of Lafayette; and three sisters, Maria, Lupe, and Suzanna all of Texas. He was preceded in death by his first wife Severa Botello-Ramirez, his son, Moises, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Ramirez. He has 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Ed Underwood, Bishop Tom Branham, and Pastor Ron Minor officiating. Burial to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers you may make donations to Iglesia De Cristo Church, 2443 N. Apperson Way, Kokomo, IN 46901. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com http://videos.lifetributes.com/317760