Irene Augusta Schramm, 95

Published 10:24 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Irene A. Schramm, 95, passed away peacefully during her afternoon nap, on Sept. 30, 2014, at Seminary Home in Red Wing, Minnesota, after suffering for many years.



Irene was born July 16, 1919, the daughter of Theodore and Leona (Faber) Schulz in Udolpha Township, Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Henry Schramm on May 22, 1938, at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Waltham. Irene and her husband farmed in the Battle Creek, Iowa, area from 1944 to 1947, and moved to Waltham, Minnesota, and farmed from 1947 to 1999. The couple spent 27 winters in Texas. Irene was now living at Seminary Home in Red Wing, Minnesota. Irene enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, traveling, and dancing. She loved visiting with family and friends. Her special love was for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and anyone who had a baby.

Irene is survived by one daughter, Lois (Gary) Hughes, Red Wing, Minnesota; one son, Roger Schramm, Gordon, Wisconsin; one brother, Allen Schulz, Austin, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Charlotte Schulz, Austin, Minnesota; one brother-in-law, Dwayne Schramm, Fresno, California; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter; step-mother; brother; grandson; daughter-in-law; son-in-law; uncles, aunts; and cousins.

A special thank you to the employees of Seminary Home and Hospice for the wonderful care given to our mother.

The family prefers memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church in Waltham, Mayo Clinic Red Wing Home Care and Hospice, or charity of donor’s choice. Czaplewski Family Funeral Home, 501 2nd St. NW in Hayfield is in charge of arrangements.

The funeral service for Irene Augusta Schramm will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 29972 570th Avenue, Waltham, Minnesota, with the Rev. Jesse Krusemark officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Waltham. Blessed be her memory.