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William "Bill" C. Schramm

1949 - 2021

of Fox Lake, Illinois


William “Bill” C. Schramm, 71, a 41-year resident of Fox Lake, peacefully passed away at home Friday, April 2, 2021.  He was born June 21, 1949, in Chicago, to the late William K. and Wilhelmina (nee Kreher) Schramm.

Bill had a long career as a manager in the telecommunications industry.  He loved living on Fox Lake and all the activities lake life had to offer, was a gun collector who enjoyed shooting skeet, and was a talented musician who played guitar, bass guitar, organ, and dulcimer.  Above all, he was passionate about spending time with his family—especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Janine (nee Anderson), whom he married September 16, 1972, at Tabor Lutheran Church, Chicago; children, Heather (Aaron) Butler, Vanessa (Ron) Kersten, Stephanie Schramm-Derifield, and William F. (Bethany) Schramm; grandchildren, Alexandra and James Butler, Karissa and Cole Kersten, Alexis Derifield, and Liam and Brooke Schramm.

Bill was a longtime member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of All Saints, Fox Lake, where a celebration of his life will be announced for a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, 1-800-805-5856, or, appreciated.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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Pat & Nanci

April 8, 2021 9:52 PM

Bill, great memories we have with you enjoying the lakefront you loved! Watching the fireworks, all the kids playing in the water, the fire, good music and surrounded by friends. Enjoy your forever stars in the sky! 

Wanda Nelson

April 8, 2021 5:58 PM

I don’t even know where to start A great man with a great ear and great stories. I will miss him dearly He always made me smile and was a good friend. He will be forever missed

Paul T. Gac

April 8, 2021 12:33 PM

Bill, you were my Telecom brother and the best at everything. Rest easy my friend. 

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