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Kay Schramm

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kay Schramm, 72, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 following a lengthy illness. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Rev. Jason Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Memories, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland, 4300 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, Iowa 51104, or the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, 230 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101.

Kay H. Rasmus was born on Nov. 23, 1936 in Cherokee to Edward "Dale" and Vera Mae (Barnes) Rasmus. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1955. She later attended college at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

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On Aug. 30, 1958, Kay and Virgil Dean Schramm were united in marriage in Benson, Neb. They made their home in Sioux City, Iowa for a brief time. The couple lived in Des Moines, East St. Louis, Ill., and Storm Lake, where they managed bowling lanes. In 1969, Kay's mother, Vera Roberson, purchased part of Sweet Sixteen Lanes in Le Mars. Kay and her family moved to Le Mars to manage the business and would later become business partners with Kay's mother. Kay would teach the youth bowling program for over 30 years.

Kay adored spending time with her grandchildren. She loved bird watching and all types of nature. She spent her spare time quilting, photography, shopping and traveling. In her early years she enjoyed horseback riding. Kay was always concerned about others and her friends would describe her as a "neat and caring lady".

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Virgil on August 12, 2005.

She will be lovingly remembered by a daughter, Nadine Schramm of Ponder, Texas; a son and his wife, Gregory and Diana Schramm of Ada, Michigan; a daughter and her husband, Leisha and Alan Phillips of Le Mars; three grandchildren, Katelin, Kristen and Braydon Schramm; a sister and her husband Harriet and Bill Buckalew of Denver, Colo.; a brother Boyd and Maxine Rasmus of Kansas City, Mo.; a nephew and his wife David and Kathy Rasmus of Minneapolis, Minn.