Ramona K. Boehrns
November 5, 1940 ~ March 22, 2012
Visitation and celebration of Ramona’s life will begin at 1pm, Monday, March 26, 2012, at Heartland Funeral Home of Brandon. Pastor Lee Green will officiate.
Ramona Kay Barber was born November 5, 1940, in Parker, SD, to Ross and Ione (Whittaker) Barber. Soon after, the family moved to Sioux Falls and she was raised and attended Hawthorn Elementary and Washington High School. One night at a movie at the Strand Theater, she met the man of her dreams, Fred Boehrns. They dated for four years before Ramona finally said “yes” to Fred and they were married June 1, 1957, at Pipestone, MN. The romance lasted almost another 55 years. They settled in Sioux Falls and had six children. Ramona became very adapt at cleaning her home. She did this so well, that she began working outside the home cleaning businesses and homes professionally. She cleaned and painted houses for resale, cleaned at META Bank, the Nicklespot, and her favorite, KELO TV, over many years.
Ramona had many hobbies. Her craftiness included making refrigerator magnets and knitting. She collected porcelain dolls and most of all, loved to play Bingo. Ramona also was a member of the VFW Post 628 in Sioux Falls.
Ramona is survived by her husband, Fred; six children, Rick (Cindy), Karla (Tom), Veronica (Bill), Brian (Aimee), Darolett (Don), and Troy (Hillary); fourteen grandchildren, April, Trinity, Angela, Jonathan, Travis, Chelsea, Billy, Misty, Crystal, Tiffany, Shantel, Cindy, Kady Jane, and Joesie; twenty-three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald (Onalea) Barber, Sioux Falls, James (Yoshiko) Barber, Sioux Falls, and Calvin (Theresa) Barber, Aurora, CO; and two sisters, Georgia (James) Thornberry, Colorado Springs, CO, and Annadell Loewen, of Sioux Falls.
Ramona was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Ione Barber and four brothers, Donnie, Kenneth, Willis, and Eugene Barber.