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2012-02-02 / Obituaries

Hildegard Gertrude Schramm

May 4, 1927 - January 27, 2012

Mrs. Schramm passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Monument Hill Nursing Center in La Grange.

Hildegard Gertrude Wacker Schramm was born on May 4, 1927 in La Grange, Texas to Edward & Martha (Tschatschula) Wacker. She was baptized on May 22, 1927 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda by Rev. Gottfried Buchschacher and confirmed on March 17, 1940 also at Holy Cross Lutheran Church by Rev. Paul Eifert. Her confirmation verse was Psalm 23:1-4, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Hildegard was united in marriage to Gustav A. Schramm Sr. on October 20, 1946 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Their marriage was blessed with four sons and one daughter. She was a loving and devoted homemaker who was also a lifelong member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. She enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting, gardening and raising ducks, geese and chickens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Martha Wacker; husband, Gus Schramm Sr.; daughter, Linda Kappler; sister-in-law, Rose Schramm; brothers-in-law, Walter Schramm Sr. & wife, Joyce, Clarence Pietsch Sr., Bill Jasek, Edward Fischer and Milton Steglich.

Hildegard is survived by her four sons and their wives, Gus Jr. & Janet Schramm, Paul & Jeanette Schramm, David & Allene Schramm and J. C. & Carol Schramm all of Warda; son-in-law, William & Tina Kappler of Serbin; 14 grandchildren, Russell & Kari Kappler, Lisa & Wayne Brugger, Rebecca & Wesley Burgdorf, Jennifer & Chad Selby, Tiffany & Ryan Noack, Emilie & Justin Kmiec, Scott & Sherry Schramm, Layne & Mary Schramm, Andy & Hanna Schramm, Adrianne Schramm, Lance Schramm, Elizabeth Schramm & Damon Faldyn, Amber Schramm and Adam Schramm; 11 great grandchildren, Blake, Tori and Maddie Hopson, Ty & Abigail Noack, Kailey & Brandon Burgdorf, Hannah & Caitlyn Selby, Makenna Kmiec, and Braydon Schramm; 3 step great grandchildren, Derik, Matthew & Miranda Brugger; sister, Lorine Fischer of La Grange; brother, Norbert Wacker of Warda; sistersin law, Adeline Pietsch of Warda, Annie & Bill Fick of Houston and Mary Ann & Collin Pietsch of Warda; brothers-in-law, Johnnie Schramm and James & Cedell Schramm all of Warda, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Russell Kappler, Scott Schramm, Layne Schramm, Andy Schramm, Lance Schramm and Adam Schramm. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Kmiec, Ryan Noack, Wayne Brugger, Chad Selby, Wesley Burgdorf and Damon Faldyn.

Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 FM 1482 Road, Warda, Texas 78960 or the charity of one’s choice.

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