Marilou K. Schram

Marilou K. Schram

marilou schram
Marilou K. Schram, 74, of Bay City, our kind, selfless, and good hearted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on the morning of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her home. Marilou was born in Bay City on April 2, 1942, the daughter of the late Arthur and Louise (Gokey) Phelps. She met the love of her life, James Schram Sr., in high school. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on June 30, 1963. After 35 wonderful years of marriage, James preceded her in death on February 6, 1999. Marilou enjoyed going on trips to the casino and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren, whom she was affectionately known as "Grandma Fluffy." Marilou leaves to cherish her memory, children, Billy (Julia) Schram, Jim (Lisa) Schram Jr., and Ken (Lisa) Schram; She was the most loving Grandma Fluffy of Drew Phillips, Lukas Schram, Ally Monville (Ben), Tyler Monville, Neecie Schram, Alex Schram, Joseph (Paula) Burgess, Jeannie (Kevin) Tomczak, Kaitlynn Burgess, Jesse (Alyssa) Burgess, Michael Tomczak, Christina Tomczak; great-grandson, Zachary Tomczak; siblings, Sherry (Victor) Beck and Barb (Darrell) Hughey; beloved friend, Jeanette Johnroe, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Marilou was welcomed home to heaven by her sisters, Linda, Grace, Kathy, and Ardi, and her dear friend, Nancy Weisheim. In honor of Marilou, a Tribute Reception will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Bangor Twp. Hall, 3921 Wheeler Rd., Bangor Charter Twp. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. I will always remember Sunday morning’s mom would come over for coffee and bring the paper. We would watch flea market flip , drink coffee and skim the Sunday advertisements.

  2. Grandma-

    Words just can’t express what you meant to me or how appreciative I am to have had you in my life. You uplifted me and got me back on my feet on several occasions when I fell on hard times. You opened your heart, home, and especially your kitchen to me whenever I needed it. I will miss walking into the house and rounding the corner into the living room to see you sitting in your chair either trying to figure out the internet or watching TV. I will miss playing along with you and trying to figure out the “Wheel of Fortune” phrase or the answer to the final Jeopardy question (which I’m pretty sure I NEVER got right). I will miss the fact that you were more than willing to lend your ear to my daily list of whiny bantering about things that now really just don’t seem that important. I will miss going on the occasional run to 7-11 to get us Slurpees (making sure that yours was always sugar free, of course). I’ll miss your cooking- that really goes without saying. Honestly, I could go on for days about the things I will miss about you. I do however take great comfort in the fact that you are reunited with Kathy, Grace, Ardie, and Linda- and after 17 years, you are finally with Grandpa again. Tell him I love and miss him. And in case this wasn’t already evident, I will love and miss you too- until the day I see your smile again.

    Love Always,

    -Drew-

  3. I have many fond memories of Lou. Bill, Jim and Ken. I’m very sorry for your loss.
    Your mom was a good woman. If anything you need let me know.

    Rob Gravln

  4. There are so many memories of time spent with my sister. Her favorite tale is the one concerning a little blue “pseudo leather” jacket. I had to be all of 7 years old. She took me shopping for clothes. After what seemed like hours of walking around and hiding under racks of clothes, and exploring the store I found a blue leather jacket. Prices didn’t mean anything to me, I was too young to understand how much the thing cost. I just knew I liked it. I showed it to Lou and she said she couldn’t afford it, again’ that didn’t mean a whole lot to me, but I really wanted that jacket. I admit I was probably being a pain about nagging about how much I wanted the jacket. All of a sudden, Lou says to me, I’ll buy you the jacket but you will have to get down on your knees and beg me for it. I remember thinking, Is that all, it seems too easy. I thought for a few moments and then I threw myself down on my knees and in a loud voice I beg, “Please Oh Please buy me the jacket, I’ll do what ever you want” Lou was so embarrassed by my actions she tells me to get up and she bought me the jacket.
    She was horrified that I actually got on my knees and begged, I thought it was the easiest way to get the jacket. I thought I’d be doing chores for her for months to get that jacket. Lou thought I’d be too embarrassed to beg on my knees, forgetting that I was only 7 and didn’t feel the humiliation like she did.
    I wore that jacket until it was taken away by my mother because it was so old and barely fit anymore. I have often looked for another “leather” jacket that color but have never found one.

  5. Marilou was one of my best friends from 5 years old. We shared many good times together. I was out of state and just returned today. So sorry I wasn’t there for the memorial. My prayers to her and the family.
    May God bless all.
    Julie Traxler Schmidt


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marilou schram
Marilou K. Schram, 74, of Bay City, our kind, selfless, and good hearted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on the morning of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at her home. Marilou was born in Bay City on April 2, 1942, the daughter of the late Arthur and Louise (Gokey) Phelps. She met the love of her life, James Schram Sr., in high school. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on June 30, 1963. After 35 wonderful years of marriage, James preceded her in death on February 6, 1999. Marilou enjoyed going on trips to the casino and spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren, whom she was affectionately known as “Grandma Fluffy.” Marilou leaves to cherish her memory, children, Billy (Julia) Schram, Jim (Lisa) Schram Jr., and Ken (Lisa) Schram; She was the most loving Grandma Fluffy of Drew Phillips, Lukas Schram, Ally Monville (Ben), Tyler Monville, Neecie Schram, Alex Schram, Joseph (Paula) Burgess, Jeannie (Kevin) Tomczak, Kaitlynn Burgess, Jesse (Alyssa) Burgess, Michael Tomczak, Christina Tomczak; great-grandson, Zachary Tomczak; siblings, Sherry (Victor) Beck and Barb (Darrell) Hughey; beloved friend, Jeanette Johnroe, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and loving husband, Marilou was welcomed home to heaven by her sisters, Linda, Grace, Kathy, and Ardi, and her dear friend, Nancy Weisheim. In honor of Marilou, a Tribute Reception will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Bangor Twp. Hall, 3921 Wheeler Rd., Bangor Charter Twp. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. I have many fond memories of Lou. Bill, Jim and Ken. I’m very sorry for your loss.
    Your mom was a good woman. If anything you need let me know.

    Rob Gravln

  2. I will always remember Sunday morning’s mom would come over for coffee and bring the paper. We would watch flea market flip , drink coffee and skim the Sunday advertisements.

  3. Grandma-

    Words just can’t express what you meant to me or how appreciative I am to have had you in my life. You uplifted me and got me back on my feet on several occasions when I fell on hard times. You opened your heart, home, and especially your kitchen to me whenever I needed it. I will miss walking into the house and rounding the corner into the living room to see you sitting in your chair either trying to figure out the internet or watching TV. I will miss playing along with you and trying to figure out the “Wheel of Fortune” phrase or the answer to the final Jeopardy question (which I’m pretty sure I NEVER got right). I will miss the fact that you were more than willing to lend your ear to my daily list of whiny bantering about things that now really just don’t seem that important. I will miss going on the occasional run to 7-11 to get us Slurpees (making sure that yours was always sugar free, of course). I’ll miss your cooking- that really goes without saying. Honestly, I could go on for days about the things I will miss about you. I do however take great comfort in the fact that you are reunited with Kathy, Grace, Ardie, and Linda- and after 17 years, you are finally with Grandpa again. Tell him I love and miss him. And in case this wasn’t already evident, I will love and miss you too- until the day I see your smile again.

    Love Always,

    -Drew-

  4. There are so many memories of time spent with my sister. Her favorite tale is the one concerning a little blue “pseudo leather” jacket. I had to be all of 7 years old. She took me shopping for clothes. After what seemed like hours of walking around and hiding under racks of clothes, and exploring the store I found a blue leather jacket. Prices didn’t mean anything to me, I was too young to understand how much the thing cost. I just knew I liked it. I showed it to Lou and she said she couldn’t afford it, again’ that didn’t mean a whole lot to me, but I really wanted that jacket. I admit I was probably being a pain about nagging about how much I wanted the jacket. All of a sudden, Lou says to me, I’ll buy you the jacket but you will have to get down on your knees and beg me for it. I remember thinking, Is that all, it seems too easy. I thought for a few moments and then I threw myself down on my knees and in a loud voice I beg, “Please Oh Please buy me the jacket, I’ll do what ever you want” Lou was so embarrassed by my actions she tells me to get up and she bought me the jacket.
    She was horrified that I actually got on my knees and begged, I thought it was the easiest way to get the jacket. I thought I’d be doing chores for her for months to get that jacket. Lou thought I’d be too embarrassed to beg on my knees, forgetting that I was only 7 and didn’t feel the humiliation like she did.
    I wore that jacket until it was taken away by my mother because it was so old and barely fit anymore. I have often looked for another “leather” jacket that color but have never found one.

  5. Marilou was one of my best friends from 5 years old. We shared many good times together. I was out of state and just returned today. So sorry I wasn’t there for the memorial. My prayers to her and the family.
    May God bless all.
    Julie Traxler Schmidt


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