Robert L. Schramm, 83, Waupun, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.
Bob was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Watertown, the son of Ernie and Esther Schlesner Schramm. Bob was a graduate of Watertown High School. He continued his education, receiving a bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater and master’s degree in education from North Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. On Feb. 2, 1957, he married Sylvia Pirola at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Bob served as a principal in Sullivan, Ixonia, and Waupun School Districts. He then worked at CESA 6 in the gifted and talented programs for many years, from which he retired. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In 2016, he was able to go on one of the Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. Bob played baseball with Watertown, Lebanon and Waupun. Bob and Sylvia loved traveling, dancing and playing cards. Bob also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports. Bob was a member of American Legion Post 210 in Waupun and an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia Schramm of Waupun; four children, Susan Landaal of Waupun, Doreen (Jim) Rompre of Beaver Dam, Valerie (Craig) Arndt of Waupun, and Steve (Stacy) Schramm of Waupun; grandchildren, Ryan (Angela) Arndt of Brandon, Jennifer (Matt) Buwalda of Alto, Nicholas (Tiffany) Arndt of Waupun, Katherine (fiancé, Corey Dardenne) Rompre of Fort Worth, Texas, Melissa (Dustin) Blanchard of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Renae Rompre of Beaver Dam, Carson Schramm of Waupun, Carter Schramm of Waupun, and Connor Schramm of Waupun; seven great-grandchildren, Landon Buwalda, Cole Arndt, Laney Arndt, Lena Arndt, Logan Arndt, Liam Buwalda, and Matilda Arndt; two brothers, Jim (Joyce) Schramm of Watertown and Dennis (Genie) Schramm of Watertown; and a sister, Myrna Richter of Gilbert, Arizona.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Esther Schramm; an infant grandson, Aaron Landaal; a sister, Judy Polensky; brothers-in-law: Bob Polensky and Joe Richter; and mother and father-in-law, Frank and Louise Pirola.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waupun with the Rev. Jeff Nicla officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun where American Legion Post 210 will provide military honors. Friends and relatives may call on the family Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Visit wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.