Jean Schramm


Jean Schramm, 80, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at the Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, Mason City, Iowa.

Memorial services were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, with Interim Pastor Kirk Wilkie of Zion Lutheran Church officiating.  Family suggests memorials to Jean Schramm Memorial Fund.

Jean was born March 21, 1932 in Great Yarmouth, England, the daughter of Jack and Agnes (Darby) Taylor.  She attended school in England.

She met her future husband, Reuben Schramm, while he was stationed in England.  They were married Dec. 20, 1952.  

They settled in Clear Lake where they raised their family.  She worked at Houck Drug and then for over 30 years at Opportunity Village, retiring in June 2009.

She enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of a bridge club for over 51 years.   She enjoyed going to casino’s with her family, shopping, going out to lunch, visiting with her friends and sending them cards.  She really enjoyed spending time with her family and was known for her great chocolate chip cookies, Yorkshire pudding and chocolate chip pies.

Jean is survived by her three children, John Schramm, Clear Lake, Laura Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, and Susan Weipert, Clear Lake; five grandchildren, Nick Weipert and his fiancé, Samantha Johnson, Osage, Iowa, Nigel Thompson and his girlfriend, Kelly Jones, Des Moines, Iowa, Julia (Russ) Wright, Anchorage, Alaska, Zach Thompson, Des Moines, and Katy Weipert, Clear Lake; great-granddaughter, Erica Duffy, Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, John (Heather) Taylor, Bradwell, England, and Ron (Anita) Taylor, Lowestoft, England; sister, Violet (David) Butler, Great Yarmouth, England; and a special niece, Doreen Skelton, and her husband, Rick, Bradwell, England.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reuben; and a sister, Pat Osbourne, and her husband, Fred.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

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