Georgia Ann Schramm, 67

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011, Georgia Ann Schramm, 67, died peacefully at her home overlooking Two Mile Lake in Wascott, Wis., surrounded by her loving family and the glory of nature.

Georgia Schramm

Georgia was the middle of 11 children born to Arnold and Walburga (Rahe) Hatten of Austin on July 23, 1943. It was from her upbringing on the farm that Georgia learned to appreciate hard work, taking care of what’s yours, the cycle of life, and to take care of nature and it will take care of you. Even though she may have lost her own father and special family members years ago, Georgia’s mother is still active and healthy at 100 years old.

Georgia married Roger Schramm on January 12, 1963, and began a strong and beautiful union of 48 years. Together they shared many adventures: traveling, fishing, camping, remodeling and gaming. Their two biggest adventures and accomplishments together, though, were farming and raising their son and daughter. Georgia worked side by side with Roger on the farm near Waltham, to make it the success it was, which allowed them an early retirement to their home on the lake in northern Wisconsin. It was during this time that Georgia found time to enjoy flower gardening and birding.

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Georgia loved her role as mother and grandmother. She was blessed to have been a big part of the four grandchildren’s lives. Her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Natalie Schramm, of Dubuque, Iowa, are parents to her grandson, Bobby Schramm of Des Moines, Iowa, and Katie Schramm of Dubuque, Iowa. Her daughter, Cindy Hanson, is parent to her grandsons Barrett and Carter Hanson of Holmen, Wis. Her children and grandchildren will proudly continue to continue many of Georgia’s traditions and values.

Per Georgia’s wishes, her body has been cremated, and a private celebration of her life will be held this summer at her home on the lake. The family requests that in honor of the unpretentious way Georgia lead her life that no memorials are sent to the family. Instead, please honor nature with a new planting or bird feeding station, an act of kindness to someone in need or a donation to a cause of your choice.