Bertina “Tina” Schramm, 90, of Redwood Falls died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Wood Dale Home in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue on Friday, from 10 until 11 a.m., at the church.
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Bertina Doretta Schramm, the daughter of Carl and Alvina (Hulke) Marquardt, was born June 18, 1924 on the family farm near Cottonwood, Minnesota. She grew up on the family farm and received her formal education in the nearby country school. When she was a young woman, Bertina assisted mothers with new babies.
On December 8, 1946, Bertina married Immanuel “Barney” Schramm. They lived in Redwood Falls where, for the next 45 years, Bertina was a waitress at Pine Tree Dairy, the Jolly Mill Café, and Lois’ Café. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls where she sang in the church choir and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Bertina also belonged to the Ladies’ Aid and was a member of the Adult Bible Study. In her spare time, Bertina enjoyed embroidery, canning and freezing food, making jams and jellies, and baking – her specialties were lemon and coconut cream pies and banana bread. She was an avid Twins fan.
Bertina is survived by her daughters Elaine Domeier of New Ulm, and Brenda (LeWayne) Pigman of Bingham Lake; and grandchildren Christine Kral, Timothy (Therese) Domeier, Lori (Mike) Marti, Maria (Timothy) Anderson, Michael (Amy) Pigman, and Nathan (Nicole) Pigman. Also surviving are great-grandchildren Jonathan (Chelsey) Kral, Katherine Kral, Jason Meinzer, Samuel Domeier, Benjamin Domeier, Laura Marti, James Marti, Kendall Anderson, Kelsey Anderson, Tanner Pigman, Carter Pigman, Spencer Pigman, and Teagan Pigman; great-great-grandson Nathan Meinzer; brother Gerhard Marquardt of Waconia; sister Bernice Lieske of Arlington; and sister-in-law Doris Schramm of Redwood Falls.
She was preceded in death by her husband; children Phyllis Schramm and Bruce Schramm; brothers Carl, Lawrence, Harold, and Oscar Marquardt; and great-grandson Chuck Kral.
Blessed be her memory.