Clarence L. Ramold
September 28, 1930 – November 27, 2022
VISITATION: Thursday, December 1st, 5PM, with 7PM VIGIL at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 1920 N 102nd St. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, December 2nd, 10AM, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
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Interment with Military Honors: Resurrection.
Memorials will be directed by the family.
Clarence Leo Ramold was born in Neb City, NE, on September 28, 1930, to Anna (Ulmschneider) and Frank Ramold. He is the youngest of four sisters and one brother: Irene (Meister), Sr. Louise, Barb (Schulte), Dorothy, and an older brother who died in infancy. He went to High School at St Bernards Academy in Nebr. City and graduated in 1948 with a graduating class of 21 (7 boys and 14 girls). He started UNL in the fall of the same year and attended for 1 ½ years until he joined the Navy as a radio technician. He wanted to avoid being drafted into a job he did not want.
Clarence met Theresa Marie Steinauer in 1951 while she was babysitting for his sister, Barb, at her house in Lincoln, NE. They married on July 1, 1952, at Sacred Heart Church in Lincoln, NE. While in the Navy, Clarence was stationed in Phoenix, AZ, and Whidbey Island, WA. He was discharged in 1954. He went back to college in 1955 and worked several jobs in Lincoln during the summers. They included janitorial work at Stover’s Candy Factory; driving a cab; working at Burlington R.R.; and working on a construction job by the Lincoln airport. He graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and landed a job with Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa, OK. When this company relocated their engineers to Santa Monica, CA, Clarence declined the offer to move there because he and Theresa did not want to live in California. He then got a job with Leo A. Daly in Omaha, NE, retiring in 1994 after 34 years.
Further History: Three Ramold brothers: Andreas, George, and Peter, emigrated from Germany to Nebraska City, NE, looking for a better life. Andreas married Theresa Shock and had four children. She died, and her sister Barbara came to the United States to help with the children. The Catholic Church said she could not live with Andreas unless they were married, so they got married. They had five boys and six girls; Frank, Clarence’s dad, was the oldest. Frank married Anna (Ulmschneider) in 1919 and moved from Nebraska City to Billings, Montana, before their oldest, Irene, was born and moved back right before Clarence was born. All his siblings were born in their home in Montana, and Clarence was the only one born in a hospital (St. Mary’s in NE City). According to their wedding announcement in the town paper, Frank was a well-known and prosperous farmer. Anna was a very popular lady with a host of friends.
Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Ramold; father, Frank Ramold; mother, Anna Ramold; brother, Frank Joseph Ramold; sisters: Irene Meister, Barb Schulte, Sr. Louise Ramold, Dorothy Ramold; son-in-law, Jim Marten; and nephew, Mike Meister.
He is survived by 10 children: Gerald Ramold (Cynthia), Susan Ramold, Laura Smith (Michael), Diane Thomas (Mike), Theresa Nastase (Dan), Jane Marten, Kenneth Ramold (Lisa), David Ramold (Sonya), Karen Stigge (Paul), James Ramold; 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.