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Petranella “Nellie” Schramm

Nov 13, 1923 - Feb 13, 2021


Petranella “Nellie” Schramm went to be with her Lord on Saturday February 13, 2021 after blessing us with her presence for 97 years. Nellie was born November 13, 1923 to Gerhard and Lucy (Van de Wege) Huige. She attended Grant Elementary School and graduated from North High School (now Urban) in 1942. Nellie lived in Sheboygan her entire life. Nellie met the love of her life, Elmer A. Schramm. They were married June 29, 1946 and were together until his passing on November 4, 2012. Nellie worked on and off at J.C. Penny’s on 8th Street but was more focused on her family. Nellie and Elmer lived in their home on South 22nd Street for sixty years first raising their two children, Nancy and Steven and always enjoying their life together. Nellie and Elmer went on many trips. A bus trip to Washington D.C. was most memorable. Every summer for many years the family vacationed for two or three weeks at a cottage on Wheeler Lake in northern Wisconsin making wonderful memories.
Nellie and Elmer were faithful members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Gugel faithfully visited Nellie when she moved to Terrace Place after Elmer’s passing. She lived there and made many friends until August 2020, when failing health required her to move to Morningside Nursing Home where she was cared for by all the caring workers.
Nancy and husband Allen Schrimpf from Sheboygan had two sons, Scott and Kevin. Scott and Kelly reside in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Kevin and Sarah reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nellie loved the boys and their wonderful wives deeply. Steven met the love of his life, Kay Christensen Schramm and they reside in Pleasant Hill, California. Nellie and Elmer often visited them.
Nellie will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her including many nieces and nephews.
Many relatives and friends have passed before her and they will greet her in heaven.
There will be no service at this time. They will plan a family gathering this summer to celebrate Nellie’s beautiful life. She will be buried alongside Elmer in Lutheran Cemetery.
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Wayne Zittel

I am saddened to learn of this news. My condolences to the family.

Mike Hert

On behalf of the children of Leroy & Anna Hert, we would like express our condolences especially to Steve and Nancy. Our parents were the best of friends and it causes such sadness for us to see such a phenomenal generation pass before our eyes. Your parents were wonderful people and may you find comfort in the memories. God Bless!

Bonnie (Schramm) Limberg

My sincere sympathies to you all. As 1st cousins we are now the next generation of the “Schramm” family. Aunt Nellie was such a sweet person and I’ll always remember her laugh and smile. Remember that this is not a good bye, but a meet you later at the gate. God’s comfort and peace in the days ahead.