November 6, 1938 - July 15, 2019
Dale William Schram was born to Donald Schram & Mildred Fanny Ellis on November 6th, 1938 in Allen, Nebraska, and passed away July 15th, 2019 at Bryan East hospital in Lincoln, NE at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 9 days. He was one of 5 children. Dale was married to Neva Lee Hulse on December 27th, 1956 and to them, 6 children were born. The couple adopted & fostered many additional children throughout their lives together. Dale worked as a diesel mechanic much of his life, spending long days in the sun; so much so that many who knew him thought that his dark complexion was natural (they never saw him in shorts). When he wasn’t working, Dale could be found working on one vehicle or another; sometimes repairing, sometimes restoring. Life was never boring if Dale was a part of it; he was quite the prankster. Memories of “faux” Apple Pie (Turnips) at a holiday dinner, Onion-filled Ice Cream cones, and a front – yard outhouse were some of his greatest hits. Time with the family was very important to Dale, and he travelled frequently to visit his daughter in Montana, parents & sisters in Arizona, or his brother in Connecticut. Somehow, Dale always had time to spend with each of his loved ones. His family and friends never doubted how he felt about them. Even if he didn’t say it too often, he made it known that they were loved; a flower on Valentine’s or Mother’s Day, a pop-in with a cake and tub of ice cream on a birthday, or just a quick hug with his hand on the back of your head. If there were only 5 words to describe Dale, they would be: Integrity Family Courage Kindness Love Dale was preceded in death by his Parents, Donald & Mildred Schram; his wife, Neva Schram; Daughter, Starla Phillips; Granddaughter, Marie Bristol & Grandson Vyshonn Schram. He is survived by his Brother, Keith (June) Schram of Cornish, ME; Sisters, Mary (Jerry) Wozniak of Chandler, AZ, Naomi (Tim) McKeever of Cottonwood, AZ, Lydia (Ray) Erickson of Glendale, AZ; Children, Deb Holt, of York, NE, Lonnie Schram, of Columbus, NE, Star (Brad) Clark, of Geneva, NE, Herb Wells, of Geneva, NE, Deanna Smith, of Little Rock, AR, David (Julia) Schram, of Osceola, NE, April (Craig) Caples, of Lincoln, NE, Luke (Sara) Schram, of Geneva, NE, Brian Schram, of Lincoln, NE, Linda (Don) Shiley, of Lincoln, NE, Lance Schram, York, NE, Tasha (Austin) Grant, of Macy, NE & Billy Holley of Macy, NE; Grandchildren, Sarah Holt, Hannah (Adam) Welke, Tonia Wiggins Jones, Cristi Clark, Jesse Clark, Jonathon (Nikki) Schram, Joshua (Judy) Schram, Lorelei Schram, Tabitha Mitchell, Wyatt Mitchell, Orrin Crabtree, Nathan Schram, Ryan Schram, Jaxson Schram, Tamera Sneed, Cinnamon Mececk, Temeka Mececk, Jade Shiley, Gavin Hinrichs, Aiden Hinrichs, Kaeleigh Shiley, Summer Auld, Londyn Schram, Unique Parker Grant, U’ryan Grant, Kainan Grant, Enidlin Grant, Braden Holley Sherman; Great-Grandchildren, Patience (Terry) Salyer, Bailey Bristol, Ashtin Clark, Jasmine Barnett, Joshua Wiggins, Jeremiah Ivy, Schuyler Wells, Jock Jones, J.D. Clark, Max Schram, Grace Schram, Emily Schram, Nevalynn Youngquist; Great-Great Grandchildren, Maicy Salyer and T.J. Salyer; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service for Dale was held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Geneva. Father Harlan Waskowiak officiated the service. Ron Fleecs accompanied Becky Elznic in the singing of “Amazing Grace,” “Here I Am Lord,” “On Eagles’ Wings,” and “Song Of Farewell.” Pallbearers for the service included Orrin Crabtree, Wyatt Mitchell, Jon Schram, Josh Schram, Nathan Schram, Ryan Schram, and Jaxson Schram. Honorary Pallbearers included Adam Welke and Terry Salyer. Interment was held in the Geneva Public Cemetery following the Funeral Service. Farmer & Son Funeral Home was in care of the arrangements and online condolences can be left at www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Dale William Schram was born to Donald Schram & Mildred Fanny Ellis on November 6th, 1938 in Allen, Nebraska, and passed away July 15th, 2019 at Bryan East hospital in Lincoln, NE at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 9 days. He was one of... View Obituary & Service Information
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