In Memory of Arnelda Schramm

Arnelda Schramm
Arnelda Schramm
Born: August 24, 1933
Died: January 5, 2018
Age: 84
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Arnelda Schramm
August 24, 1933 - January 5, 2018
From: Battle Creek, IA

Arnelda Schramm, age 84, of Battle Creek, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Horn Memorial Hospital, of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Reverend Randy D. Cormeny will officiate; with committal services following in the Mount Hope Cemetery, of Battle Creek, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, January 8, 2018, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church memorials.

Arnelda E. Schramm, the daughter of C.W. and Elizabeth (Shermer) Fink, was born on August 24, 1933, in Franklin County, Latimer, Iowa. 

Arnelda grew up on the family farm south west of Latimer and graduated from Latimer High School.  After high school, Arnelda worked as a clerk in a bank located in Hampton, Iowa. On June 18, 1955, Arnelda married the love of her life Winferd C. Schramm in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Latimer, Iowa.  The couple made their home on a farm in Knoke, Iowa and began farming. Arnelda and Win were delighted in adopting two bundles of joy son Curtis and daughter Jolene. 

In 1973, the family relocated to the town of Battle Creek, Iowa, where Win went to work for Jensen Feed and Implement. In her early years Arnelda sold AVON, was employed at VT Industries, and worked in the housekeeping department of Morningside Care Center.

Arnelda took great pride in home which was evident by her lovely holiday décor and the wonderful meals she served. She will be remembered for her famous warm chocolate chip cookies, and other delicious baked goodies. Arnelda had a gift for gardening which was apparent by her beautiful flowers and abundant vegetable garden. As her daughter would say “my mother had a green thumb, people would bring her a dead plant and she could bring it back to life again”.  Arnelda treasured all of the small moments with her family and friends, and will be truly missed by all who knew her.

Arnelda was preceded in death by her parents C.W. and Elizabeth Fink; and brothers Verald Fink, and Marvin Fink.

Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband of 62 years Win Schramm of Battle Creek, IA; children Curtis (Rosland) Schramm of Battle Creek, IA and Jolene (Ross) Peffer of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandchildren Michael and William Eakens; great grandchild Shane Eakens; sister Elwilda (Carroll) Etchen of Clear Lake, IA; extended family and friends.


10:30 a.m., Tuesday
January 9, 2018
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Randy D. Cormeny


4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday
January 8, 2018
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Dixie Brueck, Organist

"Amazing Grace"
"The Old Rugged Cross"


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:19 PM
“Win and family, we are both saddened by Arnelda's passing. Our prayers are with all of you. God Bless, She will never be forgotten Eva and Roger”
- Eva and Roger kropf
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:48 AM
“Dear Win & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your dear Arnelda’s passing. We have fond memories of working with Arnelda. Please know that you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. We regret that we are unable to join in the celebration of Arnelda’s wonderful life. We know that many great memories will be shared & cherished.”
- Gary & Jayne Harter
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:48 AM
Sorry for your loss you and your family are in my prayers
- Cindy Schlitter
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:44 PM
“So sorry for your lost, she was a great Lady”
- Jim Modrell
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:44 PM
“Win and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Arnelda's passing. It's so hard to let our loved ones leave. God Bless.”
- Fern Krayenhagen
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:44 PM
“My prayers & sympathy to you & your Family, Win.”
- Mary Jo Watson
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:44 PM
“Wow we shocked to hear of Arnelda's passing Wayne and Michael worked with her at the nursing home in Ida Grove Our sympathy to Win his family RIP Arnelda
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:44 PM
“Win and family - I am sorry to hear of Arnelda’s passing. Even though I haven’t seen you for many years, I have lots of fond memories of Christmas with all the family at Uncle Emil’s. May your memories bring comfort to you in the days ahead. ”
- Chris Schramm Young
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:44 PM
“Win and family
I worked with Arnelda when she work at Morningside. She was a wonderful lady. You and your family is in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Chris Wunschel
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