Alita Schram

July 26, 2018 GMT

Alita E. (Anderson) Schram, of California, Mo., passed away Monday (July 16, 2018) at home. She was born July 31, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of Melvin and Asta Anderson. Her parents and infant brother, Dennis, preceded her in death.

Alita married Lambert J. Schram in Chicago on June 20, 1953. Lambert died in October 1989. Alita worked for Rich East High School in Park Forest for 28 years, retiring in 2000.

Surviving children are Michael and Lale (Peterson) Schram, of Manteno, Stephen and Cindy (McKim) Schram, of California, Mo., Jeffrey and Susan Schram, of Joliet, Gregory and Kathy (Griff) Schram, of Naperville, and Nancy (Schram) and Richard Schatzer, of California, Mo.

She also is survived by grandchildren, Gregory Schram, of Milwaukee, Timothy Schram and Jennifer Collett, of Beecher, Alison (Schram) and Brandon Kenyon, of New Lenox, Daniel Schram and Meghan (Cain) Schram, of Columbia, Mo., Jessica Schram, of California, Mo., Ryan Schram and Dakota (Flowers) Schram, of Dallas, Texas, Tyler Sarah Schram, of Wilmington, Matt Schram and Mary (Alexander) Schram, of Naperville, Katie Schram, of Naperville, and Tanya (Smulders) Potter and Bryan Potter and Laura Latham and Jason Schatzer, all of California, Mo.

Alita’s great-grandchildren are Michael Schram, of Beecher, Mazzy Sol and Zen Mani Schram, of Columbia, Mo., Preston Miller, Harper Potter, Raylin Potter, Sesley Potter, Leland Potter, Taylor Zimmerman, Garrett Latham and Danika Latham, of California, Mo.

Alita was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in California, Mo., and previously a longtime member of St. Irenaeus Church, in Park Forest. She loved reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing bunco and visiting with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, at Lain Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Westwood Drive, Park Forest, IL 60466, (708) 747-3700, followed by a memorial service.

Memorials may be made to Sister Mary Ruth in care of People in Need, 414 W. Patrick St., California, MO 65018.