Erma D. Schram

Erma D. Schram, 89, of Shawano, formerly of the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, passed away Monday morning, July 10, 2017, at Paiser’s Oakhaven in Shawano.

Erma was born on Sept. 6, 1927, in Wautoma as the daughter of the late Gustave and Ella (Gatz) Groskreutz. She was united in marriage to Omar Schram on Sept. 21, 1947, in Wautoma, where the couple lived on a farm prior to moving to Wittenberg in 1955. Upon Omar’s retirement in 1985 the couple moved to their retirement home on Pine Lake at the Cloverleaf Lakes in the town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County. Erma and Omar also enjoyed spending the winter months in Orlando, Florida. Omar preceded his wife in death on March 19, 2000.

Erma was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends in Wittenberg over the years, and in her spare time liked to cook, entertain guests, go out for dinner, crochet afghans, play cards and spend time on the lake.

Survivors include her children: Ken (Bev) Schram Sr., Aniwa, David Schram, Neenah, and Kathy (Wally) Schaub, Eagle, Colorado; grandchildren: Ken (Lisa) Schram Jr., Merrill, Kevin (Tonya) Schram, Verona, Brenda (Nick) Grams, Omro, Jill (Mike) Kessler, Green Bay, and Renee Schram, Neenah; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Austin, Hunter, Talen, Ava, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Connor, Elijah and Elsie; also numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a very special friend, Janna Aumann.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Omar; brothers, Arden (Linda), Wilber (Ruth) and Elmer (Ruth) Groskreutz; and a sister; Verna (Vernon) Humphrey.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass with the Rev. Todd Jerabek officiating. Interment will follow at the Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family.

Erma’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Paisar’s Oakhaven and the staff of ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the excellent care she received during her stay.