Vera Ann (Weber) Hamar, 85, of Dakota Dunes, SD, formerly of Jackson, NE, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2022 under hospice care in Ponca, NE. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca, NE with Pastor Charlotte Eversoll officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery. Mohr Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Vera was born September 19, 1936 in Valley, NE, the daughter of Arthur and Ann Niederle Weber. She graduated from Valley High School and attended college in Omaha where she received her degree in business administration. She worked for several years as a secretary and bookkeeper and also worked at Channel 9 Television station in Sioux City as a cooking assistant on the television show called “Open House.”
Vera and Clair were married on July 19, 1955 and together made their home on a farm near Jackson, NE. They were blessed with three children. They enjoyed their life in the country where they farmed and raised Angus cattle and quarter horses for over 50 years.
Vera was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca where she served on the church council and many church committees. She had deep faith and the church was very important to her. She was a 4-H leader for ten years, a member of the Jr. Willis Homemakers for over 50 years and an active member of Jackson American Legion Auxiliary for 45 years. She was also a Hospice volunteer for 9 years and served on the election board for many years. Vera enjoyed gardening and canning and freezing the produce, photography, scrap booking and family genealogy. Vera also enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home, cooking and baking pies and bread. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Clair of 67 years; their three children, Teri Hamar Harder of Dakota City, NE, Jay (Laurie) Hamar of Mitchell, SD, Justin (Jamie) Hamar of Ponca; seven grandchildren, Nikki (Josh) Fordyce of Sioux City, Daniel (Kasey) Harder of Sioux City, Ty Hamar of Sioux Falls, SD, Brandon (Samantha) Hamar of Jackson, NE, Blake (Jada) Hamar of Ponca, Kaylee (Bryce) Finnegan of Vermillion, SD, Kelsey Hamar of Ponca; 7 great-grandchildren Jayli, Joey, Jace, Jahnna Fordyce, Kai Christiansen, Lily Harder, Dawson Hamar; sister Jean Williams of Omaha, NE; sisters-in-law Bonnie Stewart of MO and Debbie Hamar of Vermillion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents John and Ella Niederle of Elkhorn, NE, and one son-in-law, Kevin Harder.
Donations can be directed to the Salem Cemetery or Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca.