Eleanor Ramona Hamann

Eleanor Ramona Hamann

April 29, 1933 – August 28, 2021

Ramona Hamann, age 88, passed away on August 28, 2021, surrounded by friends and family. Ramona, the daughter of Carrie and Victor Nelson, was born in Craig, Nebraska in 1933 and grew up there with her sister, Paulina. After graduating from Craig High School, Ramona moved to the city to work at Mutual of Omaha.  She married and had three children: Janet Lee Bunderson, Kathy Jo Peterson, and William Eric Bunderson.  During her career, Ramona worked for Avis Car Rental Company, the City of Omaha Planning Department, and at HDR, Inc., an architectural engineering firm.

In 1987, she married Deryl Hamann, the love of her life, and the two spent their time traveling the world, visiting places like Africa, India, and Russia. Although Deryl and Ramona traversed the globe, they made their home in Omaha, NE, a city that they believed in.  Throughout their lives, they cultivated the enrichment of the community by supporting its culture and the arts. Just as they were pillars of the community, they were pillars for their large, loving family.  Ramona’s playful, sometimes mischievous nature endeared her to everyone.  She was loved deeply by her family and friends, just as she loved those around her.

She was preceded in death by parents, Carrie and Victor; as well as her daughter, Kathy Jo Peterson.  She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Deryl Hamann; and children: William Eric Bunderson, Janet Lee Bunderson, as well as Karl Hamann, Dan Hamann, Esther Brabec (Dan) and Julie Elliott (Ken); 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 2nd from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, September 3rd at 10:30am at Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave.  Interment: Evergreen Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Augustana Lutheran Church or Kaneko.

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  • Doug Fleetwood Posted August 30, 2021 7:41 pm

    My prayers and condolences to the family. I first met Deryl while I was a bank examiner with the FDIC and later worked with him at the Baird Holm Law Firm. I met Ramona several times over the years and remember her as a fine lady.

  • Linda Timmons Posted August 31, 2021 11:19 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamann family as you mourn Ramona’s passing. She was a lovely woman, inside and out, and together Deryl and Ramona were a wonderful couple.

  • Megan Hunt Posted August 31, 2021 1:28 pm

    My thoughts and love are with the family and friends of Ramona. Her influence through her family and the good works they have done and inspired will live on forever. <3 All my love.

  • Christy Kouma Posted August 31, 2021 6:05 pm

    I am thinking about you all. Ramona was such a kind and loving woman. I will always remember her fondly. She definitely made her mark in this world and will live on in the hearts of the people who loved her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Rev Shirley A Albert Posted September 1, 2021 11:54 am

    Ramona, or “Monie” as she was known in school, was a classmate of mine. She as a joyful girl throughout hig high school. Sorry to hear of her death, but glad to hear of her legacy. God’s blessings to the family.

  • Gwen Caldwell Posted September 1, 2021 5:29 pm

    Heartfelt condolences. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Jim Jenkins Posted September 4, 2021 7:17 pm

    Ramona was a wonderful person. Mary & I became very good friends with her working together at HDR. We enjoyed many good times together with her & Deryl for many decades. Our condolences to all of the family.. She will be missed but never forgotten.

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