Ramona K. Boehrns

November 5, 1940 ~ March 22, 2012

Ramona (Barber) Boehrns, 71, of Sioux Falls, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Sanford-USD Medical Center, in Sioux Falls, after a lengthy struggle with her health.

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.

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  • Jill Allen says:

    As a sister in-law I know Mona was very pickey about her house being clean. Being an Aunt to her children and being around their age and some older, we were very close. The girls would do a quick job of cleaning because Mom wanted it done, they would sweep the dirt under the rugs, First place she would look and OH MY watch out, they had to do twice as much work..Think they learned after that. So funny memories are when you really begin to think about the person you have lost, she will be dearly missed as a Mom and A Sister in-law. Sincerely, Jill Allen

  • Linda Clancey Thompson says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Karla.

  • Bev (Oberg) Ericksen says:

    Fred & Family,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Ramona and I worked a short time at Mckennan Hospital in housekeeping. She was a sweet heart and will be missed greatly.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.


  • Elsie &Bill Kading says:

    Fred & Family;

    Our deepest condolences to you and all of the family. Moma will be greatly missed. I know she will be yelling BINGO above as she loved to play it here on earth.
    As GOD calls us one by one we all be together again.

    Bill & Elsie

  • Jason and Jen West says:

    Fred and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss! Jason and has told me many stories of his times with your family. Please know that since we live so far we are not able to make it but your family will be in our thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow, and always!

    Jason and Jen West
    Elise, Kiya, and Morgan

  • Cathy Howard and Jared Montgomery says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Jared is in St Cloud and won’t be able to be there on Monday, and unfortunately I have to work and won’t be able to attend. we will be thinking of you and your family.

    Love you,
    Cathy and Jared

  • Karen Boehrns says:

    Dear Fred and Family,
    We just wanted to extend our deepest sympathy upon the loss of Mona. My husband greatly enjoyed and has very fond memories of playing softball with Mona. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Karen Boehrns
    Lonny (Jr) & Dacia Boehrns & Brynlee
    Shelly Boehrns
    Stacey Boehrns & Kyle and Ben

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