Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services
Patricia J. Cramer
(June 6, 1945 - March 27, 2012)
Patricia Jane Cramer, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
Patricia Jane Cramer was born at home, in the town of Granville,WI on June 6, 1945, the seventh of fourteen children to George and Florence Cramer. She started grade school in a one-room school a mile from the family farm, finishing grade school in Clyman and then graduated from Juneau High School in 1963. She and her husband, Robert Schiradelly, had three children.
Although family remarks that she often burned the oatmeal and toast growing up, Pat worked as a cook for 12 years at Mars Restaurant, 15 years for Old Hickory Golf Course and 18 years at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital until her retirement. Pat's greatest love was her large family and its endless activities and special events. Her fondest memories centered around growing up on a vegetable and potato farm with her many siblings, camping when her children were young, visiting her son and his children in South Dakota, helping to raise her granddaughter and great-grandchildren in Beaver Dam and being an integral part of the E-Club for Kidz since its inception in 2006.
Survivors include her adopted daughter (granddaughter) Ashley McDonald and her children, Ethan, Ashton, Jayvion and Arreayahna of Beaver Dam; other grandchildren, Tabitha Orley and her children, Brookelyn and "TJ" of Stoughton; Lewis Schiradelly and his son, Lewis Jr. of Dupree, SD; Robert Schiradelly, Jr. of Pollock, LA; Richard Schiradelly of Deadwood, SD; and Aundrea Schiradelly of Sioux Falls, SD. Surviving brothers and sisters include Carol (Leon) Genz of Oshkosh, Audrey (George) Goetz of The Villages, FL, Richard (Patti) Cramer of Juneau, Barbara (Tom) Seiler of Horicon, Alan (Jean) Cramer of Waukesha, Robert (Lois) Cramer, Sharon (Bob) Haase, Karen (Dan) Banes, Susan (Charlie) Kelm and Sandra (Gordy) Arneson, all of Beaver Dam. Pat is further survived by sister-in-laws, Marge and Bonnie Cramer of Mayville; special friend, Jerry Tobak of Beaver Dam and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Schiradelly, and their three children, Todd (1966), Amy (1992) and Robert Jr. (2003); great-grandson, Cameron (2006); two brothers, Tom and Mike Cramer; one sister, Judy and her husband, Al Kozcka.
A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Patricia will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd. in Beaver Dam with Fr. Mike Erwin officiating. The memorial gathering will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Service at 1:00 pm. at Cornerstone.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family.