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Leo "Jim" Schramm

April 23, 1927 — September 6, 2019

Leo "Jim" Schramm, 92, of Marysville, Kan., died September 6, 2019 at Cambridge Place in Marysville. Visitation was Friday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville.  The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A rosary service was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m.  Father Nathan Haverland and Father Jim Shaughnessy officiated.  The musicians were Rachel Massoth and Paula Landoll-Smith.  Hymns were “On Eagles Wings,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” The pallbearers were Sam Schramm, Bart Schramm, Lynn Mayer, Dennis Cashier, Don Blocker and Ken Kickhaefer. The honorary pallbearers were the members of the American Legion Post #163 Honor Guard. Burial was in the church cemetery. Jim was born April 23, 1927 to Leo A. and Agnes (Savago) Schramm.  In 1945, he graduated from Marysville High School and immediately joined the U.S. Navy, serving until 1949. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Lewis, on August 1, 1946.  They were happily married 63 years, until her death in 2010. Jim worked as a rural mail carrier before joining his father-in-law in the seed and fertilizer business in Home City.  In 1968, he purchased the business and ran it until his retirement in 1992. Jim was always involved in his community, volunteering for the meals on wheels program and running the Good Fellows program, for many years. Jim was a lifelong member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, he was active in the American legion, serving as commander for one term and faithfully served on the Legion Honor Guard. Jim was an avid golfer, a fierce lover of all animals, a book lover, especially World War II books and a devoted K-State Wildcat fan.  He served on the board of directors of Citizens State Bank and Blue Valley Telephone Company.  One of Jim’s greatest joys was taking an honor flight for veterans to Washington D.C. with his son. Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Marilyn; brother, Donald “Lefty” Schramm; and sisters, Teresa Spellmeier and Sharlyn Huggins-Leach. Survivors include his children, Julie (Ron) Hackenmiller, Fond duLac, WI, and Jim “Duke” (Pat) Schramm, Marysville; brother, Bill (Wilma) Schramm, Mustang, OK; sister, Mary Ann (Joe) Slama, Tulsa, OK; sister-in-law, Patricia Schramm, Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Amy Hackenmiller, McFarland, WI, Nolan (Jee) Schramm, Choctaw, OK, Kara Ray, Manhattan, and Jennifer Hackenmiller, Madison, WI; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and lastly his beloved cat, Marley. Sleep well Dad.  We will miss you dearly but will keep you in our hearts forever. A memorial fund has been established to St. Gregory’s Catholic School or Meadowlark Hospice.  Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Leo "Jim" Schramm, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

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Family Gathering

Friday, September 13, 2019

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Rosary Service

Saturday, September 14, 2019

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St. Gregory's Catholic Church

1310 Carolina St
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