Elsie Ruth Schramer longtime resident of West Chicago Elsie Ruth Schramer, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She was born on April 3, 1921, in Chicago, to Michael and Natalie Fitzner. Elsie was united in marriage on June 29, 1940, to John J. Schramer. Elsie enjoyed sewing and quilting and she loved her family. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, John; daughters, Bonnie (the late Ray) Curby and Patty Harker of Batavia; grandchildren, Debbie Doyle, Kristi (John) Pokanski, Kevin Curby and Jeff (Carol) Curby; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Arthur (Wilma) Fitzner; and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Eddie and Paul; and sister, Frieda. Visitation is Thursday, April 26, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St., West Chicago. Prayers will be said Friday, April 27, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, proceeding to St. John the Baptist Church in Winfield for a Mass at 10 a.m. Interment is private. For information, 630-231-0060 or www.norriswalensegertfh.com.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on April 26, 2012