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John Jerome Ravenkamp Jr., 50, of Bremerton died of leukemia March 15, 2001, at Madigan Army Hospital.

He was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Salina, Kan., to John and Susan (Snider) Ravenkamp Sr. He attended high school in Salina, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1968.

He married Janet Eyler on March 13, 1976, in Vallejo, Calif.

He was a submarine sonar technician for 20 years, achieving the rank of E-8, senior chief petty officer. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Expeditionary Medal with a Bronze Star. Later, he worked in welding Shop 26 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, retiring in 1990.

He enjoyed fishing and building things.

Survivors include his wife; his mother, Susan (Snider) Jamison of New Cambria, Kan.; a son, Royce of Bremerton; three daughters, Heather and Ashley Ravenkamp and Elizabeth Lima, all of Bremerton; seven sisters, Linda Ingram and Ann Nowlin, both of Salina, Marge Albertson of Greenwood, Mo., Mary Miller and Teresa Pearson both of Ellsworth, Kan., Cindy Eisenhower of Pratt, Kan., and Judy Larson of Lincoln, Kan.; a brother, James of Salina; and one grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Lewis Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, also at Lewis Funeral Chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 19024, LY-120, Seattle, WA 98109-1024.

From the Kitsap Sun website.

 

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