Herbert V. Ramlose Jr. of Mundelein and formerly of Chicago died February 21st, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Sr. and Loretta K. Ramlose, and his sister, Beverly J. Bell. He was a graduate of Lane Tech High School, North Park College (University) majoring in English and Speech, Drama, and Northeastern Illinois University with a MAT in English and a type 75 Administrative Certificate. He began his English teaching career at Alvernia High School in 1969 where he taught for nine years before retiring from Zion-Benton High School where he taught for 29 years and where he twice served as English Department Chair, the second time the last ten years of his career. He was named Teacher of the Year in 1986 and 1992. He was a long standing member of the National Council of Teachers of English which awarded him the Illinois Affiliate Excellence in Education Award in 2007 and served as State Treasurer of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English for over 20 years and from which he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. He was an avid writer particularly of poetry and belonged to the Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival Theatre in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched and by those lives that touched him.
Services will be private. His remains will be interred at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park in Zion, IL.
Memorial donations for Herbert can be made to any of the organizations or schools mentioned above. Any donations made to Alvernia should go to the School Sisters of St. Francis, a favorite charity of Herb's.