Robin K. Kammandel

KAMMANDEL, Robin K., Jun 23, 1953 – Jan 16, 2012. Services for Robin K. (Perkins) Kammandel, 58, of Omaha will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St., in Omaha. Mrs. Kammandel died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak Cutler West Center Chapel, 78th Street and West Center Road, in Omaha. Memorials are suggested to Methodist Hospital Foundation, Countryside Community Church Food Pantry or International Rotary Foundation Omaha West. Robin was born on June 23, 1953, in Norfolk, Neb., to Donald H. and Beverly Perkins and grew up on a farm near Stanton. She moved with her family to the Norfolk area in 1967. Robin attended and graduated from Norfolk High School in 1971 and then continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Two years later, she began her schooling at Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1975. She subsequently received her bachelor’s degree from Creighton University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1982. On May 21, 1977, Robin married Henry Kammandel Jr., of Omaha, which is where they lived ever since. Robin started her nursing career at Children’s Hospital in Omaha while attending graduate school. She later became a pediatric nursing instructor for Mary Lanning School of Nursing at Children’s Hospital from 1978 to 1987. In 1988, she went to work for the American Cancer Society as the vice president for program development, serving in that capacity from 1989 to 1991. Robin worked at Children’s Hospital as a pulmonary clinical nurse specialist and then to Clarkson as a child health nurse instructor. She then moved into a pediatric clinic manager’s position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In 2000, she was hired as executive director of the Metro Omaha Medical Society. Since 2004, Robin served as director of human resources and special projects for Perkins Properties. Although Robin was very innovative, energetic and proactive in the business community as a health care leader, she spent much of her time volunteering and working in children’s wellness programs. She was a member of Countryside Community Church in Omaha and was integral in organizing the new food pantry there. Other organizations Robin was very involved with included Creche Child Care Center, Boys Town Hospital Institutional Review Board, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Joslyn Art Museum, Ak-Sar-Ben, Omaha Children’s Museum. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Junior League of Omaha. In addition to her husband, Henry, she is survived by two sons, Henry III (Trey), who lives and works in Corona Del Mar, Calif., and Donald Cory, who is a junior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas; her mother, Beverly Perkins-Bobb and her husband, Marvin; a brother, Mike Perkins; three sisters, Bonnie Christensen, Sandy Thornton and Ann Huse and her husband, William; father- and mother-in-law, Dr. Henry and Margaret Kammandel; a sister-in-law, Mary Beth Kammandel; a brother-in-law, Richard Kammandel; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald H. Perkins; and grandparents, Carl and Clara Busskohl and Harry and J. Eunice Perkins.

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