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Mabel Lena Emma Schramm was born June 20, 1923 in Carmine, to Gustav and
Ella Glaesmann Arndt. She was baptized at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in
Carmine on Oct. 21, 1923, by Pastor August H. Falkenberg, and was confirmed
in the same church on Palm Sunday, April 10, 1938, by Pastor Henry Brunotte.
Psalm 37:5 was her confirmation verse.
Mrs. Schramm attended Boundary and Carmine Schools. On Nov. 28, 1943, Mabel
was married to Waldemar H. Schramm in Martin Luther Lutheran Church in
Carmine by Pastor Brunotte. Mr. Schramm preceded her in death on March 9,
Mrs. Schramm was a lifetime resident of Fayette County and was a member of
Martin Luther Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Carmine Fire
Department, Sons of Hermann Lodge #151 and American Legion Auxiliary.
Mabel passed from this life on Dec. 29, 2004 in Trinity Medical center in
Brenham, at the age of 81 years, six months and nine days.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Waldemar "Jack" and Betty
Schramm of Brenham; one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Chester Gebhard
of Carmine; grandchildren, Kimberley Rinn and husband Randy of New Ulm,
Jonathan Schramm and wife Jennifer of Brenham, Jeremy Schramm and wife
Kimberly of Willis; great grandchildren, Travis and Chastity Rinn of New
Also, sisters and their spouses, Flora Jahnz of Round Top, Lenora and Hebert
Jahnz of Carmine, Mary Ann and John Prestwood of Sugar Land; brothers, and
their spouses, Clarence Arndt of Brenham, Edwin Arndt, Gus and Margaret
Arndt, Floyd and Annette Arndt , Harry and Maxine Arndt, all of Houston.
Additionally, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Marie Schramm of
Shelby, Olin and Ida Weber of Houston, Ruby and Edgar Dudensing of New Ulm,
Emma Schramm of Bleiblerville, Dorrace Schramm of New Ulm, Nolee Schramm of
Warrenton, Lornie and Thomas Holub of Weimer; and numerouse nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Waldemar Schramm, Sr;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Ella Mae and Herschel Levien, Vera Hudgins,
Paul Jahnz; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Esther Schramm, Roxie and
Paul Laake, Allizia and Ernest Klaus, Leroy Schramm, Herbert Schramm,
Lawrence and Olivia Schramm, and Norbert Schramm.
Pallbearsers are Ronnie Jahnz, Steven Arndt, Larry Levien, Floyd Arndt, Jr.,
Kane Prestwood, Charlie Schramm, Brian Arndt and Walter Arndt. Following the
committal at Carmine Cemetery, all were invited to return to the Fellowship
Hall for refreshments.
Memorials are suggested to Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Carmine, or
Hospice Brazos Valley, 705 W. Austin St., Brenham, Texas 77833.
Posted by Joy Neely


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