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Frank (Franklin Jr.) Schram


On December 8, 2021 Frank Schram went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of eighty-nine. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Norma Schram after a marriage of 43 years, a son-in-law Tim Wolthuis, and his many brothers and sisters.


He was a veteran of the Army in the Korean War. For years he owned his own business Schrams Carpets and Flooring, and many in the area have benefited from his expertise in installation and flooring services. He made many trips to Florida where he could fully enjoy his favorite sports of golf and bocce ball. He was an active member and served as a devoted elder at Martin Reformed Church.


Many people who had the privilege to know Frank Schram could attest that he was a man of few words. Instead he was a “doer.” He was determined, faithful, hardworking, and always ready to serve.


2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there has been laid out for me a crown of righteousness.”


He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Schram; and their children, Pat Dietz, Sue (Tim) Wolthuis, Jill (Mike) Wolthuis, and Chuck (Chris) Schram, Timothy (Holly) Selders, Steven Selders, John Selders, and Mark Selders; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; the 76th Street Truck Stop family; his dog Buddy; and many close friends who became family.


Visitation will be held at Martin Reformed Church 1073 W. Allegan St., Martin, MI 49070 on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 9:30 am. A memorial service will be held following visitation at 11 am with a luncheon to follow.  Military Honors will be provided by Otsego VFW Post 3030 & the U.S. Army.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Hospice or the Martin Reformed Church library.


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  1. Terry Jay Wolthuis on December 9, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Sue & Jill and families so sorry to see of the loss of your Dad. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs & love – Aunt Jean & Uncle Terry

  2. Susan Dekoekkoek on December 9, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    So sorry for your Loss, your all in my thoughts and prayers . Love and extra hugs to all during this time

  3. Ellyn Meeter Deneau on December 10, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Have so many beautiful memories growing up spending most weekends at your house. Your dad love to tease and I loved how his eyes sparkled. I cherish the memories and hope they can get you through this moment. God be with you all.

    Love, Ellyn Meeter Deneau

  4. Kathy and Phil Wolthuis on December 12, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Sue and Jill, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. We’ve been praying for comfort for your families. Love you both…
    Phil and Kathy

  5. Mary DeRuiter on December 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Margaret, Sue, Jill, Chuck and all the family: You have our sincere sympathy in the passing of Uncle Frank. He was a good man and he was always glad to see his nieces and nephews. I will always remember him as the youngest brother in a large family of mostly girls with only one other brother. We will miss him. The funeral service was very beautiful and a very fitting remembrance of Frank. May God bless you with comfort and peace today and in the days to come.
    Niece Mary and Ron DeRuiter

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