Joseph ‘Joey’ E. Ramsak Jr.

June 14, 1972 – Sept. 2, 2010

Joseph “Joey” Edward Ramsak Jr., 38, died peacefully Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, surrounded by his fiancee and family. Joey died after a courageous battle with complications from an organ transplant surgery.
Joey was born and raised in Waukesha. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and was currently enrolled in the Masters of Education Program at National Louis University in Chicago.

Joey was an amazing talent in many ways. He was an artist, intellectual, teacher, sports fan and a true comedian. Joey was known for always entertaining those around him with his quick wit, spot-on impersonations and astute observations.

Most recently, Joey resided in Chicago with his loving fiancee, Jamie Roth, and their dog, Mucha. He is survived by his loving parents, Joe (Lindsey) Ramsak Sr. and Marylib Cahill (Don) Molter; his sisters, Kelly (Chris) Peterson, Becky (Eric) Diamond, Colleen (Travis) Spears, Sarah Ramsak and Rachel Ramsak; his brother, Mark (Sharon) Molter; grandparents, Joe and Virginia Ramsak; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Joey was a loving son, fiancé, brother and uncle “Jo Jo” to nephew Cale (Kelly) and niece Hazel (Becky).

Joey was preceded in death by his grandparents, A. Warren and Ollie Cahill; uncle, Bryon Ramsak; and his brother, Matt Molter.

A gathering will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a time of sharing at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joey’s name to the following organizations:, 200 Broadway, Suite 108, New Orleans, LA 70118 (, 504-274-3619; Central States SER – Jobs for Progress, Inc., Attn: Hayley Wasko, 3948 W. 26th St., Suite 213, Chicago, IL 60623 (memo: In Memory of Joey Ramsak); or, 800-806-3819.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit online at

“You will forever be in our hearts sweet, beloved Joey”