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Hans Ramelow

Hans Ramelow
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Hans Ramelow

December 31, 1931 – June 1, 2020 Hans Ramelow, a longtime Tahoe resident, died after a brief illness in Grass Valley, California. He was 88 years old. Hans was well known in the Tahoe Truckee area. When he first came to Tahoe he owned and managed two garages. He then became the equipment manager at Mt Rose and latterly the Ski Mountain and equipment manager for Tahoe Donner, where he worked for more than 20 years. Hans was a native of Plauen, East Germany, and escaped to the West during the cold war. He moved to Canada and eventually to Oakland, where he met a German-born war widow named Johanna who had three small kids. Never one to shirk a responsibility, Hans took on the job of fulltime husband and father. Moving to Lake Tahoe, he and his family grew and prospered. Hans was known as a dedicated staff member, an avid skier who skied well into his eighties, and an entertaining storyteller. After he retired, he and Johanna traveled across the West US in a sequence of campers and RVs for many years and made many friends. His life was full of hard work, good times, beautiful Lake Tahoe and the scenery of the American West (he loved western life particularly). Hans is survived by his wife, Johanna (just turned 101!), his daughter Karin, and four grandchildren.


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