August 17, 1929 – February 26, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Clarence Aloise Schramel, age 85, who died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Entombment will be in the parish mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday morning in the Church Narthex.

Clarence was born in Cold Spring, MN to Michael and Francis (Ruprecht) Schramel. He married Cecille Thul on June 6, 1955 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring. Clarence farmed his whole life and worked 43 years in road construction and was a 50 year member of the 49ers Union. He loved to hunt, fish, take trips to the casino, play cards, and his eyes lit up in the presence of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clarence was a member of the Polka Lovers Club of America, Eagles Aerie 622 and St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Cecille; children, Sharon Schramel (Charlie Migliore), Patty Schramel, Steve (Carla), Dale (Mary), Donna Schramel, Gary (Jan), Mike (Linda), Jamie (Scott) Kiess, Darcy (Tom) Schmitz, Terrie Schramel; sisters, Lucille Guck, Rita Anderson, and Hildegard Benda; brother, Eldred (Nora) Schramel; 23 grandchildren; 11 soon to be 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie, Ludwina, and 2 infant sisters; brother, Richard; brother-in-laws, Edwin Guck, Harry Anderson, Jack Benda, Arnold Aune, and Edmund DeWenter; grandchild, Carley Schramel.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.