Obituaries: Joshua Ramos

Joshua Alfredo Ramos, age 21, of Agency, Iowa passed away suddenly Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Chariton, Iowa.


Visitation for family & friends will be 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at First Pentecostal Assembly of God, 733 Church Street, Ottumwa, IA.


A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017, at First Pentecostal Assembly of God, Ottumwa, IA with Pastor Paul Hughes and Pastor Richard Schlotter officiating.  Burial of cremains will be at a later date.


In-lieu of flowers a memorial has been set up in Joshua’s name through Mississippi Blood Bank.  You can either give money or donate blood in memory of Joshua.


Joshua was born on March 3, 1996, in Waterloo, Iowa to Alfredo and Tracy (Carlo) Ramos. He graduated from Cardinal High School in Eldon, Iowa in 2014 where he participated in football, wrestling, archery, choir, and drama, making many friends.  He went on to Indian Hills Community College where he continued in choir and drama.  He worked as a process technician at Ajinomoto in Eddyville, Iowa for two years. Joshua enjoyed camping and boating at Lake Rathbun and spending time with family and friends. His favorite way to spend a day was wakeboarding on the lake. He was a faithful blood and platelet donor, he believed in saving lives.


He is survived by his mother and step-father, Tracy and John Mullikin (Batavia, IA), his father, Alfredo Ramos II (San Salvador, El Salvador); his siblings Joel (Kiera) Ramos, Jonathan Ramos (Ottumwa, IA), Matthew Mullikin (Agency, IA), and Anna Mullikin (Batavia, IA); grandparents Fred and Delores Carlo (Ottumwa, IA), Teresa (Juan) Martinez (San Salvador, El Salvador), John and Linda Mullikin (Batavia, IA); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and family who dearly loved him.


He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Alfredo Ramos I.


Joshua had a wonderful way of making everyone he met feel known and important.  He lit up a room when he walked in and spread joy wherever he went.  He leaves behind family and friends to cherish his memory; remembering the great times and bad jokes, all for a laugh.  He was a beautiful shining soul.


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