Former Eagle River resident Joann Ramstad died on March 12, 2012 in Hoboken, Georgia after a brief illness. She was 76.
Mrs. Ramstad was born on Dec. 5, 1936 in Sioux Falls, SD to Ray Ford and Alice Kielman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Deanna Brauneis.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Leonard of Seward, Darla and Richard Scott of Hoboken, Ga., and Dawn and Mitch Rowan of Eagle River; sons and daughters-in-law Doug and Natasha Ramstad of Anchorage and Daryl and Nicole Ramstad of Wasilla; sister, Bonnie Tiahrt of Blackshear, Ga.; grandchildren, Lance Leonard, Valerie Leonard, Dustin Brauneis, Derek Brauneis, Devin Brewington, Nathan Sanden, Niki Daniels, Tiffany Hufford, Tera Ramstad, Taylor Gittins, Trina Ramstad, Faith Ramstad, Evan Ramstad, Jennifer Ramstad, Richard Ramstad and Darin Ramstad; nephews, Kevin and Mark Tiahrt; and many friends and relatives.
A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 9785 in Eagle River on May 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are asked to bring photos and/or stories to share.