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David B. Ramsland

January 13, 1956 April 1, 2019
David B. Ramsland
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David B. Ramsland, age 63, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at Northwestern Medical Hospital - Lake Forest. Dave was born January 13, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Royce and Carol (Page) Ramsland. On May 25, 1996 he married Bridget Cartwright.
David’s family moved to Barrington when he was in Middle school. He was a 1974 graduate of Barrington High School. He then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a master’s degree in Social Work. David was employed as a social worker for Harvard School District 50 for nearly 20 years, and dedicated his career to helping families in need.
He enjoyed fishing, especially in Canada with his brother Mark and friends; camping and hiking with family, beach vacations, sailing and scuba diving with his wife Bridget. Dave was also an avid reader who was never without a book and took great joy in attending musical festivals and concerts. He was a dedicated and loving family man, who always enjoy family functions and gatherings. H always had fun and brought laughter to those around him.
David is survived by his wife, Bridget; two children, Jackson and Julia, siblings, JoAnne (Ray) Simonson, Mark (Nancy) Ramsland; sister-in-law, Diane; In-laws, Keros (Madalene) Cartwright, Jenifer Cartwright; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Royce and Carol; and a brother, Robert Ramsland.
Friends and family are invited to A Celebration of Life for David on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at 31 North Banquets & Catering, 217 Front Street, McHenry, IL 60050. You are welcome to bring a favorite photo or memory of David.
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