Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Richard C. Schramel, age 82, who died Saturday at his home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 20th at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with Catholic United Financial. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday morning at the funeral home.
Richard was born in Collegeville Township to Michael and Frances (Ruprecht) Schramel. He married Virgillett Kammers on August 30, 1955 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1952 – 1954. He was a farmer and worked road construction until his retirement. He enjoyed dancing, playing his concertina, auctions, camping, going to the casino, tinkering, and caring for his lawn. Richard especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and his dog Riley.
Survivors include his wife, Virgellett; children, Judy (Dave) Ruegemer of St. Joe, Linda (Dave) Schreifels of St. Cloud, Ken (Ann) of Cold Spring, Gene (Shelly) of Cold Spring, Ruth (Perry) Mistry of Los Gatos, CA, Jim (Mary) of Clear Lake, Doug (Carri) of Cold Spring, Dean of St. Joe, Amy (Josh) Rogahn of Otsego; siblings, Clarence (Cecelia), Eldred (Nora), Rita Anderson, Lucille Guck, and Hildegarde Benda; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joan; parents, and sisters, Marie Aune and Ledwina DeWenter.
Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN.