Rafael Ramirez passed away unexpectedly in his home on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the age of 76. He was born on March 11, 1947 in Brownsville, TX, the son of the late Rafael Ramirez,Sr. and Alicia (Nee: Rivera) Ramirez. Rafael was a foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Rafael loved his Tejano “Tex-Mex” music and hanging out and having fun with his friends.  He also enjoyed going for walks along the piers on Lake Michigan.  He especially loved spending time with his family.  He will be deeply missed by his daughter Tanya( Larry) Ramirez, three sons, Guadalupe, Armando and Arnulfo Ramirez, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He will be also missed by his five brothers, Jose, Rudy, Guadalupe, Juan, and Martin, two sisters, Sylvia and Dora, along with nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Rafael is preceded in death by his parents, one son Raul, one brother Homero, and one niece Leticia. A service will be held for Rafael on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in Strouf funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive guests in the funeral home onTuesday, May 30, 2023 from 10:00 until the time of service.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery on Highway 32 in Racine.