Thomas R. Schramm, 68


Thomas R. Schramm of Cedarburg was born to eternal life Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the age of 68.

He was the beloved husband of Mary (nee Thimmesch); loving dad of Kristin (Albert) Zambito of Williams Bay and Todd Schramm of Cedarburg; proud papa of John, Thomas and Marcella Zambito; and dear son-in-law of Dorothy V. Thimmesch and the late Charles G. Thimmesch. He is also survived by Loie (Jim) Delligatti, along with other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Gertrude Schramm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Francis Borgia Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. Interment will be at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, a Mass offering or memorials to Marquette University High School are appreciated.

Tom was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Milwaukee, the only child of Elmer and Gertrude Schramm. He graduated in 1963 from Whitefish Bay High School, where he was an outstanding player on the varsity basketball team for three years and also was part of the track team. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to Valparaiso University where he graduated in 1968 with a degree in education. After college Tom taught at the junior high level in Milwaukee.

Tom married Mary Joan Thimmesch in 1973. They moved to Cedarburg in 1974 and bought their first home on the famous ďHickory Street.Ē Tom was active in Jaycees and Mary belonged to the Jaycettes. He received a Masters Degree in Educational Administration in 1975 from Marquette University. Maryís and Tomís first child, Kristin, was born in 1978. Tom and Mary moved to Stevens Point, where Tom was a vice principal at P.J. Jacobs Junior High School from 1978 to 1980. The Schramms made another move, to Milton, where Tom became the principal of the new Milton Middle School in 1980. Tomís and Maryís second child, Todd, was born in 1980. In 1983, he began a new career in business, when he was hired by Beckley-Cardy school supply company to cover the Milwaukee Public Schools and southeast Wisconsin suburban school districts.

The Schramms moved back to Cedarburg in 1984. Kristin and Todd attended St. Francis Borgia School where Tom and Mary became very active in volunteering. Tom was a member of the school board, athletic association, co-chaired the Auction from the Heart and coached Kristinís sixth grade basketball team and coached Toddís sixth, seventh and eighth grade basketball teams to three consecutive championships. School Specialty Company bought out Beckley-Cardy in 1998, however Tom continued servicing the same school districts. He retired in 2009.

The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.schramka-densow.com.