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Helen A. (Griepenstroh) Ramold

July 18, 1921 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 98)

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Helen A. Ramold, age 98 of Syracuse, NE (formerly Nebr. City) passed away early Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Syracuse, NE.

Helen was born on July 18, 1921 in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of John H. and Christina (Poppe) Griepenstroh.  She was united in marriage to Lawrence G. Ramold on January 1, 1939 in Rock Port, MO.

She worked for many years at various jobs, including at the former Hested’s for 30 years and then at ALCO for 30 years.  She also cleaned at the Eagles Club for 18 years.  Helen was a long-time member of the Bethel United Church of Christ in Nebr. City and the Women’s Fellowship.  She was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and served as the Auxiliary President.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Shirley Ann Obermeyer of Syracuse, NE; daughter-in-law Nancy Ramold of Lubbock, TX; eight grandchildren: Butch Obermeyer, Jr. (Lana), Larry Obermeyer (Joan), Chris Mounce (Jeff Hahn), Lonnie Obermeyer (Susan), Lisa Berner (Greg), Theresa Ramold, Cynda Starnes and JoAnn Haddock; 13 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren; other family and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Ramold on July 28, 1970; her son Larry M. Ramold on Feb. 6, 2014; her parents and four brothers:  Eldon, Lavern, Virgil and Melvin Griepenstroh and son-in-law:  Leroy “Butch” Obermeyer.  

Memorials may be given to Good Samaritan Care Center in Syracuse or the Bethel United Church of Christ.


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May 28, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gude Mortuary
403 S. 9th St.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

Funeral Service
May 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Bethel United Church of Christ
2400 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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