John SchrammSeptember 6, 1923 ~ April 3, 2017 (age 93)
Visitation will take place Thursday, April 6th
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel
36100 Five Mile Rd., Livonia
Funeral Friday, April 7th
In-state 11:30am Mass 12:00pm
St. Kenneth Catholic Church
14951 N Haggerty Rd, Plymouth.
Interment will follow at
Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery
Age 93 of Northville. Cherished husband of Dolores and the late Marion. Loving father of Cathy (Roger) Duff, John “Jack”, Pat (Louie) Dionne, Jim, Christine and the late Jean Masterson and Carol. Proud grandpa of Kelly, Allen, Lindsay, Brendon, Garrett, Lee, Elizabeth, Amy, Sara, Andrew, Robert, Matthew and Courtney. Great grandpa of Patrick, Audrey, Aiden, and Riley. Dearest brother of Helen Mihaley. Also survived by many other loving family and friends.
John E. Schramm was born the middle child of John G. and Eleanor Schramm. He attended Gesu Catholic Elementary School, U of D High School and graduated from University of Detroit College where he earned his engineering degree. During World War II he served his country as a radio operator in the South Pacific, in the Army/Air Force branch of the military.
Married in 1949 to his late wife Marion, he started his career as an automotive engineer at the Ford Motor Company Transmission Plant and retired from there 36 years later. Establishing a first home in Redford and later in Livonia they started a family. Over the years his family grew to have 6 children.
He enjoyed many hobbies, like walking his two dogs, doing crossword puzzles, and loved to watch/listen to the Detroit Tigers on television or transistor radio. John was joiner, playing on bowling and softball league teams with the Ford Motor Co leagues. He was also an avid golfer.
John was a faithful former member of St. Genevieve Catholic Church, serving as an usher and serving on church committees. Currently married to Delores for close to 30 years. They have enjoyed their later years at their Northville condominium by traveling, cruising, & spending time with family and friends. Besides being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, he was a dear uncle to many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
We thank God for John and so blessed to have him in our lives. He will be deeply missed. We love you and always will. Rest in peace.