Theresa M. (Steinauer) Ramold

Theresa M. (Steinauer) Ramold

March 9, 1931 – May 9, 2019

 Preceded in death by parents, Mary (Ferrell) and Julius Steinauer; sisters, Mary Jo Daigle and Dorothy Jean Steinauer; brothers, Leonard and Henry Steinauer.

Survived by husband, Clarence L. Ramold; children: Jerry Ramold (Cynthia), Sue Ramold, Laura Smith (Michael), Diane Thomas (Mike), Theresa Nastase (Dan), Jane Marten (Jim), Ken Ramold (Lisa), David Ramold (Sonya), Karen Stigge (Paul), and Jim Ramold; twenty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings: John Steinauer (Letha), Cecelia Haley, and Katie Maderak (Spike).

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 12th from 2pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, May 13th at 10am, St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.


In 1852, three Steinauer brothers—Anthony, Nicholas, and Joseph—came to America from Switzerland, leaving behind three sisters who stayed in Switzerland with their parents.  The Swiss government paid the brothers’ way to New York; from there they made their way to Nebraska where they founded the town of Steinauer.  On June 12, 1859 Joseph married Cathrina Kaufman in Nebraska City—they had seven daughters and six sons.  John, their fourth child, married Theresa Carver, and together they had five daughters and one son, John Julius.  The son, who went by “Julius,” was born in Steinauer and married Mary Ferrell, who was born in Dawson, Nebraska.  They met at a dance and married in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 4, 1930.  Julius and Mary moved to Dawson, where Julius ran a beer parlor that was attached to their home.  Next he owned a General Store in Dawson until he was forced to close it down—partly because he gave credit to customers who couldn’t pay him bac k during the Depression, and partly because at one point the entire family was quarantined for several weeks due to scarlet fever.  After moving back to Lincoln, Julius worked for Kushman Motors making scooter engines.  After retiring from Kushman’s, he worked for a time with his cousin distributing beer, then as a janitor at Sacred Heart Church.  Over the years Mary worked at Gold’s Department Store and S & H Green Stamps in Lincoln.

Theresa Marie (Steinauer) Ramold was born on March 9, 1931 in Dawson, Nebraska to Julius and Mary (Ferrell) Steinauer.  She was the oldest of four sisters and three brothers: John, Henry, Cecelia (Haley), Mary Jo (Daigle), Leonard, Katie (Maderak), and Dorothy Jean, who died at six months old of SIDS.  Theresa graduated from Cathedral High School in 1950 with a graduating class of 36 students.  She met Clarence Ramold in 1951 while babysitting for Clarence’s sister, Barb, in Lincoln, Nebraska.  They married at Sacred Heart Church in Lincoln on July 19, 1952.  Theresa worked at National Bank of Commerce as a bookkeeper, then went to work at the same bank in Phoenix, Arizona when Clarence was stationed there with the Navy.  Theresa and Clarence were blessed with ten children: Jerry, Sue, Laurie, Diane, Theresa, Jane, Ken, David, Karen, and Jim; twenty grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.



  • Lawrence D. Obrist Posted May 15, 2019 10:47 pm

    Sympathies to Clarence and the family. Theresa’s parents were dear friends of my parents. My dad, Charles Obrist, was 1st cousin to Julius or Bud as I knew him. Got to know Theresa through my older sibs who just younger than her. I know she and Mary Jo were interested and proud of their family history. May the good Lord bless her for her good deeds and raising the family she did. May she Rest In Peace, but know her passing so close to Mother’s Day maybe made her loss greater for all.

  • Erwin Herzog Posted June 4, 2019 5:59 pm

    So Sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. I remember being with Clarence a number of times when we went to her house while we were living in a room over the garage while we were going to school. e-mail me if you get a chance. Erwin Herzog

  • Deborah Banks Kreutzer Posted January 17, 2022 3:56 pm

    I am so sorry to have just learned of Theresa’s passing. I remember her so well from Farrell family gatherings and reunions. My Dad was Paul Banks, who passed on November 2007. My Mom, Mary Banks, is still living in a nursing home in Russell, KS. Dad’s youngest sister– Rosella “Betty” Banks Bien passed in May 2020.
    I have many memories of good times with all of you!

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