ALYCE (REDIKER) RAMISCH

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:16 p.m.

FORT FAIRFIELD – Alyce (Rediker) Ramisch, 78, wife of the late Mathew “Jack” Ramisch, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 10, 2007, at a Presque Isle health care facility, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Wiley James and Helena B. (McGinley) Rediker. She was married to Mathew “Jack” Ramisch in 1957, until his death in 1964. After becoming a licensed practical nurse and while working at the Community General Hospital, Fort Fairfield, she continued her education and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine -Presque Isle. She later relocated to Florida where she attended the Police Academy and became a policewoman in Seminole County, Fla. Upon her return to the “County”, she again attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle, receiving a degree in criminal justice. She continued working at the hospital and became a nurse educator for The Aroostook Medical Center at both the Fort Fairfield and Mars Hill locations. She was a past president of the Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce; the first woman president of the Fort Fairfield Rifle and Pistol Club; a member of the Fort Fairfield Community General Hospital Guild; a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Santa Maria Circle No. 427, Fort Fairfield, the VFW Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187 Ladies Auxiliary, the Caribou American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post No. 15, Beta Sigma Phi-Laureate Gamma Chapter Sorority, president of the Block House Committee; and was picked as one of the first Aroostook Women of the Year. She and her sister, Marcia, created the set design for the Potato Blossom Pageant for 25 years and were picked as Outstanding Community Volunteers in 1987. Alyce was a very talented artist and exhibited her work this year sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi-Laureate Gamma sorority. She also had worked at the Agri-Business Trade Fair for seven years and was a communicant of St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield. In addition to her parents and husband, Jack, Alyce was predeceased by one brother, Philip J. Rediker. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Wiley and Gloria Ramisch of Hermon; her “other son,” Blair Adams and his wife, Gertrude, of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Iva Rediker of College Station, Texas, and Paul and Jeanette Rediker of Fort Fairfield; three sisters, Marcia Adams and her husband, Robert, of Fort Fairfield, Rachel Johnson of Chester, Va., and Lorna McGee and her husband, Mac, of Fort Fairfield; two grandchildren, Erin Ramisch Flagg and her husband, Ross, and Mathew Ramisch, all of Bangor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where a vigil service will be conducted 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie, celebrant. Interment will be at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held immediately after the interment service at VFW Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mrs. Ramisch to the Fort Fairfield Public Library, 339 Main St., Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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