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John Schram, 59 - December 07, 2011


John H. Schram, 59, of Lexington passed away from cancer Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at his home in Lexington.
Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Monday, Dec. 12, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Lexington with the Rev. Paul Colling officiating. Burial was at the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.
Schram was born May 6, 1952, at Kearney, to Marion Henry and Alice Faye (Ogg) Schram.
He attended country school in Buffalo County and graduated from Pleasanton High School with the Class of 1970.
While attending country school and high school, he helped out at the Lexington Livestock Market, working for Melvin Huss. He enjoyed the sale barn and made it his life’s work, spending over 40 years there, only retiring after he became ill with cancer.
On June 24, 1972, he was united in marriage to Peggy Riebschlager at Pleasanton.
Schram enjoyed fishing, spending most of his free time on the lake, fishing in tournaments and taking his children and grandchildren fishing, instilling the love of the sport, according to family members. He and his wife spent numerous hours making homemade fishing weights, jigs and lures.
He also enjoyed hunting, playing cards, taking drives around the lake, telling stories and sharing his wonderful sense of humor, said family, as well as spoiling his seven grandchildren.
Schram was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Marion Henry and Alice; father-in-law, Robert Riebschlager.
Survivors include: his wife, Peggy Schram of Lexington; two sons—Scott Schram of Norfolk and Kye (Shannon) Schram of Gothenburg; two daughters—Karen (Eddie) Hernandez of Lexington and Angela (Cody) Ruff of Gretna; a brother, Henry Schram of Lexington; seven grandchildren—Hope, Kalyn, Chase, Harlie, Liberty, Riley and Serenity; his mother-in-law, Sara Riebschlager of Lexington; numerous other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Schram family.

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