Doris Schramm

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Doris SchrammDoris H. Schramm, age 92 of Redwood Falls, passed away Thursday July 11, 2019 at Carris Health – Redwood Falls Hospital.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at church on Monday.  Interment is in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Doris was born December 4, 1926 in Willow Lake Township, Redwood County, MN to Otto & Rose (Guggisberg) Siekmann.  She was baptized January 1, 1927 and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church -Willow Lake Township.  Doris attended Country School District 94 through the 8th grade, and graduated from Wabasso High School in 1944.  Upon moving to Redwood Falls in 1945, she worked as a waitress at the Silver Dime Café, at Harold’s Shoe Store and at Strutware factory until her marriage.  On December 6, 1947, Doris was united in marriage to Ernest K. Schramm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Willow Lake Township.  Doris stayed home to raise her family and taught Sunday School for over 30 years.  In later years, she worked as a cook at Wood Dale Nursing Home and at Morgan’s Red Owl Bakery.  Doris was a member of the Ladies Aid Society at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She was an excellent cook and seamstress.  Doris enjoyed camping, cooking, gardening and sewing.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Doris is survived by her children: Diane Sonnichsen of Redwood Falls, Steven (Deb) Schramm of Redwood Falls & Janine (Wayne) Zimmer of Morton; grandchildren: Annette (Chris) Redding, Danielle Sonnichsen (Mike Jones), Matthew (Mandy Rathman) Sonnichsen, Amy (Frank) Arguello, Bill Schramm, Ben (Sara) Schramm, Rebecca (Mark) Zenk, Krista Zimmer & Ryan Zimmer; 13 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernest in 1999, son Wayne in 1978, and siblings: Earl, Roy, Elmer, Roland, Vernon, Glen, Otto, & Alan Siekmann, Evelyn Milbrett, Arline Brandes, and Lillie Schroeder; and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. Annette (Timgren) Spiess says

    Sorry to hear of your loss of your mother, Diane. I was your classmate in RFHS.
    Annette (Timgren) Spiess

  2. Barbara Jean Tiwari says

    I’ve always heard they save the best for last…well, Doris, you were the best. The best mom, aunt, wife, sister…you will be missed so much by so many people. God has granted your wish and you are with all those in heaven that you have missed so much. But you will continue to be missed here on earth as well. Love you and pray God will give those left behind a peace that passes all understanding.

  3. Ron and Mary L.Revier says

    Diane and all the Schramm families. Sorry to hear about your mom,she was a beautiful lady in so many ways.
    I know Ron talks of so many memories he had of your family being neighbors. The wonderful visit we had with your mom. Hugs to you, Sorry we couldn’t be with you at her funeral. You are in our prayers. Hugs to you.

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