Thomas R. Schramm, 68
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; 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. today, June 13, 2013, at
St. Francis Borgia Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. Interment
St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends
today 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
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 Masterís Degree in
Educational Administration in 1975 from Marquette University. Mary 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. Tom 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 Co.
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