Bruce passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bruce passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was born on June 16, 1952 in Benton Harbor to his parents Norman and Donna (Boerma) Schramm.

Bruce  graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1970. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country during the Viet Nam war era. Upon returning to the St. Joseph area he worked at Mac Engineering and later began driving for various freight companies, retiring in June 2009 with 25 years of service with the Teamsters out  of the USF Holland Terminal in South Bend, Indiana.

On October 29, 1994 he married Donna Appel in Coloma. Bruce loved his wife, son and family and the many close friends he made over the years. In his younger years he played a lot of baseball, loved to fish and hunt and competed nationally in archery. In his later years, he enjoyed vacationing with his wife and their friends in Mexico, the game of golf and wintering in Florida.

Besides his wife Donna, he is survived by his son, Adam (Erin) Schramm; mother Donna Mertin of St. Joseph; and brothers Dave Schramm and Martin (Beth Kraft) Schramm; and a sister Sandy (Roger) Sullivan. Other survivors include his sisters-in-law Carol (Fred) Reeves and Laurie Appel (Mike Zilo), both of Coloma; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Two Godchildren, Kiersten and Bryan Ashenbremer of Lowell, Michigan also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his father Norman Schramm; his grandparents Fred and Dalila Schramm and Vern and Eva Clayton and by his in-laws Rudy and Evelyn Appel.

Per his wishes, no visitation or funeral services will be held. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma is in charge of arrangements. Memorials in Bruce's memory may be made to the donor's choice. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by using the "Guestbook" link located on this page.




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