Ricky Paul Schramm, 69, son of Donald Ervin and Mary Alice (Hilliard) Schramm was born in West Chicago, IL on February 18, 1953. He departed this life on April 13, 2022 in Chariton, IA.
Ricky lived in West Chicago until 1960 when his mother moved to Chariton. During his school years he returned to West Chicago and graduated from West Chicago High School. Ricky enjoyed being a truck driver and later worked for a company that moved various buildings in the Chicago area. Afterward he worked for his father at Schramm’s Body and Fender Shop. During this time, he married Barbara Patton to which two sons were born, Ricky Jr. and Christopher, and adopted son Tommy. The couple later divorced. He found love again with Doreen Moldenhauer and had two more son’s, Bobby and Douglas. After his father’s death Ricky returned to Chariton where he loved taking his boys fishing and having them involved in Little League.
He worked at the Chariton Machinery Auction and loved learning how to drive the various farm equipment. He always wanted to be on a farm. On Saturday nights you would find him at Reed’s Auction, helping and talking to people. Later he enjoyed showing his 2001 Ford Ranger in various car shows, winning many trophies and awards.
Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, sibling Donald E. Schramm, Doreen Moldenhauer and his dog Jack Jack.
Survivors include his sister, Debra Graham of Chariton, sons, Thomas Reedus of Chariton, Rick Schramm of Batesville, IN, Christopher Schramm of Chariton, Bobby Schramm of Knoxville, IA and Douglas Schramm of Chariton. Grandchildren Katelyn and Anthony Schramm of Clarksville, TN and uncle Larry Hilliard of Tucson, AZ. And a host of loving relatives and friends.
A celebration of life is currently pending.
Interment will be the Derby Cemetery.
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