Lana R. Hammel

Lana R. Hammel

September 20, 1941 – March 25, 2020

 

Preceded in death by husband, Con O’Donovan.  Survived by stepchildren: Anne Wolski (Mike), Mary Barden and Kevin O’Donovan; grandchildren: Brittany Draper, Kaitlin O’Donovan and Noah Barden; and two great-grandchildren.

Private ENTOMBMENT: Resurrection Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to First Unitarian Church or the Nebraska Humane Society.

 

6 Comments

  • Susan Blum Posted March 26, 2020 11:27 pm

    My sympathies to Lana’s family.. Lana and I were coworkers at UNMC. I always appreciated her kind heart and intelligence. Her interests were so varied and I learned so much from our conversations. She will be missed.

  • Rev. Michelle LaGrave Posted March 27, 2020 10:03 am

    My heart goes out to Lana’s family. Lana was an amazing woman who had an incredible ability to adapt to whatever life circumstances she faced and “make the best of it”. (her words) She will be missed.

  • ALVIN POOLE Posted March 27, 2020 10:11 am

    My condolences to Lana’s family. I worked with Lana at UNMC also, and she always had a smile on her face and always willing to help everyone. R.I. P. Lana, prayers to all.

  • Roberta Rogers Posted March 27, 2020 3:56 pm

    Kevin,
    So sorry for your loss. It is a difficult time when we have lost a close family member. You and all your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Wish that everything that is going on wasn’t so you could all be together right now but I know you are together in spirit. Roberta Rogers

  • Kate Wiig Posted March 30, 2020 6:00 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear this. I have washed many a dish with Lana while cleaning up after events at First UU. She was always filled with joy and smiles and all of my memories are of her helping. Much love to the family.

  • Jacqueline Anderegg Posted March 30, 2020 7:59 am

    I always felt Lana’s deep kindness. She was a giving presence in the Unitarian Church for as long as I knew her. She insisted on not complaining even when her own health was in jeopardy, and through the loss of her husband. She demanded very little from the rest of us and was gentle to her soul. Rest in peace, Lana.

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