Verna Schramm
1927 - 2020
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Verna Schramm
WASHINGTON - Verna "Brownie" Schramm, 92, of Washington, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born on September 15, 1927, in Roanoke, IL, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Wehrli Bachman. She married Frederick G. Schramm on March 6, 1946, in Danville, IL. He passed away on October 8, 2016.
She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Janet; and one grandson, Daniel Ryan; along with three sisters, Irene Countz, Margaret Eilers and Grace McCormick; and two brothers, Lyle and Frank Bachman.
Surviving are her children, Fredricka "Rickie" (Larry) Engelsman of Sycamore, IL, Vicki (Mike) Ryan of Germantown Hills, IL, Nancy (Mike) Burns of Metamora, IL, Peggy (Rick) Halverson of Stoughton, WI, Frederick (Annette) Schramm of St. Charles, IL, and Joni (Jerry) Kiefner of Metamora, IL. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Further surviving are one sister, Mary Ann (Ed) Oltman of Roanoke; and two brothers, Tim (Bubs) Bachman and Joe (Judy) Bachman, both of Roanoke; along with two sisters-in-law, Blanche and Sylvia.
She loved music and writing poetry and gardening. Brownie was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington. What was important to her were her family, friends and her church. "Mom - We were blessed to have you as our mother, and honored to be your children you are loved and will be deeply missed."
Private family services will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, with Pastor Tom Heren officiating. Burial will be in Roanoke City Cemetery in Roanoke.
Memorials may be given to Our Savior Lutheran Church or the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.
Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington is assisting with arrangements and notes of condolences may be sent using

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jun. 30 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
Loved Brownie as a close friend. We sat together at many a church service. May God Bless you and your family as you mourn her loss.
Norma Fisher
July 2, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Brownie was, for sure, one of a kind! Always bubbly and happy - loved her. Happy to know she is in the arms of Jesus now and done with that nasty Alzheimers. God's continued blessings to her entire family. Praying for all of you.
Connie Meyer
July 1, 2020
We are so sad to hear of Aunt Brownie's passing, but know she is in heaven amongst many loved ones. She was the sweetest person, best neighbor and friend anyone could ask for. She was like a second mother to me and I miss seeing her smile and hearing her laugh. I wish we could be with you all during this time to celebrate her life. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you and with her.
Chris & Babette Akins & family
Chris Akins
July 1, 2020
Mom Ryan, your mother was such an amazing person. I will never forget seeing her on holidays and how proud she was of Christopher. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Noe Long
July 1, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Glori Daniel
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