William Schram

Resided in McFarland, MI
Died March 14, 2013

McFarland, MI
William J Schram, 83, of McFarland, MI formally of Bloomingdale, IL, passed away Thursday March 14, 2013.

Born on May 30, 1929, Bill was a graduate of Gladstone High School, MI. William was proud to be a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dolores DeLuca Schram, 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Walter Catholic Church in Roselle, IL. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Schram family.

9 Tributes for “William Schram

    We drove through Gladstone-Wells-Escanaba today. I couldn’t remember your residence town. Today, I found out you passed away. “Uncle” Bill and “Aunt” Dee were awesome people. Even though you were my cousins you were given the respect and title of my uncle. I will miss your sense of humor Uncle Bill. It was an honor to have you walk me down the isle at my wedding. We enjoyed getting together to play with our cousins Lori and Fred. I am thankful for your kindness and love to our family.

    I am really sorry to hear about Bill. I remember you both coming into Addison State Bank when I worked there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    To my grandfather,The seven-teen years I have known you, I have learned exactly how great and kind you were. When I was a kid I used to fantasize over the model cars you have carved, even to this day I think the cars you have made for family members represents just how caring and loving you were. Your full-hearted generosity prospered much love through the family. Even though we lived a distance apart, I felt as if we were neighbors. The way I will remember you will never change, I will always remember you as the cheerful grandfather who enjoyed the little things in life. I will never forget your voice and laugh as it now echoes through my head. Every time I see a humming-bird I will think of you; I will think of you as the birds, floating around on the front porch in McFarland, while sipping the nectar of life. I only regret not seeing you as much as I wanted to. Even now if we are beyond a distance apart, I will feel as if we are neighbors.
    I love you grandpa,
    You will be missed for years to come

    Bill had a long and wonderful life and I will always feel fortunate to have had the great opportunity to have known him.He has left us all with so many great memories that he will not be forgotten.
    His greatest legacy however will be in the wonderful family that he helped create and nurture.
    I know that a great deal of who he was will live on in all of you.
    May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    With all my love,
    Michelle Meyer

    RIP. Pa There are so many things I could say and would like to say to you and wish I had more time. Wish my boys could have known you better and had you too show them the way with hard work and dedication that you had Shown me . You were always there for me to support me and give me your thoughts. I would call you every week and you always said I love you and keep calling your grandmother loves to here from you and the thing is I just loved to here from both of you. I love you so much and will miss you. You are the strongest person I know and hope to be half the man you are with my family and in my life. love you always

    Pa, Pops, Bill or Willie
    No matter how you say it he was a wonderful Grandfather. I have heard so many great stories about his life as a son, husband, father, grandfather, and Great grandfather. When I first met Pa he welcomed me into the family as one of his own. He never made me feel like an outsider or someone that didn’t belong. In fact he always said to me “Joe, you’re all right” and I knew he meant it when he offered me one of his famous “heart pills”. If there is anything you can say about Grandpa is that he loved us without condition and he lived life to the fullest. It has been my honor knowing such a man, he will be greatly missed. However, he will be remembered. We love you Pa. R.I.P.

    To my dearest grandfather; words can not express the feelings you have left our family with. The last oppurtunity i was given to speak with you; you gladly reminded me about how much you loved and cared for me. You told me how proud you were of me and how my achievments as your grandson would only grow. As silence came during that phone call, i could hear you crying, as you spoke your love for me. you will be greatly remembered by everyone that shared the very same love i shared with you. I will always be your gentle giant.I love you grandpa

    Bill, along with Delores … The best volunteers the Chamber ever will have.. They are both greatly missed…
    My condolences to the entire family at this time.. Thinking of you all.

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