Richard Cole Ramer, 86, died March 27, 2011, in Vero Beach.
He was born in Rockford, Ill., and was a winter resident of Vero Beach for 21 years.
He graduated from West High School in Rockford.
He was the owner/operator of the Rockford Potato Co. and the 320 Store.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Joyce G. Ramer, of Vero Beach; daughter, Linsey Gregg, of Rockford; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indian River Humane Society, 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967.
There are no services at this time.
Arrangements are by Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service.
A guestbook is available at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.