Ronald L. “Ron” Lahm
February 15, 1938 – October 19, 2021
Ronald L. “Ron” Lahm was born February 15, 1938, at Hallam, Nebraska, to Erhardt and Norma (Busch) Lahm. He grew up in the Hallam area and graduated from Cortland High School in 1956 and the University of Nebraska in 1960 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. While at the university, he was on the Biz Ad Council and was active in the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Just prior to his senior year in college, he married the love of his life, Phyllis.
After graduation, he went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City as an auditor and after transferring to the Omaha Branch and through a series of career moves, he eventually rose to the official staff. While at the bank, he furthered his education by obtaining a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. During his banking career he was active in several banking and community organizations and in his church. He retired from the bank in 1995 after a 35-year career. In retirement, Ron continued his passion for learning and became a Douglas County Extension Volunteer Master Gardener.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; wife of almost 60 years, Phyllis. He is survived by daughters, Vicki Giroux (Steve), Becky Martin (Kevin); special friend, Dee Erickson; grandchildren: Alex Martin (Madison), Dani Podany (C.J.), Paige Forfar (Chris), Drew Longwell; step-grandchildren, Blake Giroux (Taylor), Lauren Giroux; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; sisters, June Garrison (John), Joy Hladek (Ken); numerous nieces and nephews. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and attending many of their activities.
Ron enjoyed many sporting activities, including hunting and fishing, Husker football and basketball. He was especially proud of the fact that he had Nebraska season football tickets for over 58 years.
The family will receive friends on Friday, October 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL: Saturday, October 23rd at 11am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 13271 Millard Avenue. Private Interment: Voss Mohr Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
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