Visitation for Theodore Mark (Ted) Schram, 49, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Schram passed away in Peace Valley, Missouri on October 23, 2020. He went peacefully to be with his lord and savior with his wife by his side as he ended he courageous fight with cancer.
Ted was born May 3, 1971, in Joliet, Illinois to Mark Schram and Laura Albrecht Schram. Ted attended school and grew up in this area. During those years, he made many longtime friends, most of whom he considered family. The summer before his senior year, Ted moved to Moody, Missouri with his mother. Thanks to Ted’s outgoing personality, he quickly made new friends and joined the high school football team. Ted spoke very fondly of the memories he made his senior year thanks to the friends and classmates who made him feel welcome. Ted received his diploma from West Plains High School in 1989. Ted joined the United States Navy after graduating high school and proudly served during the Gulf War. After his Navy discharge, he held a variety of jobs; however, he quickly found that he excelled and preferred a career as an over-the-road truck driver. Ted was very proud of his career and his wife believes he was clutching and driving his semi right up to the gates of heaven.
Ted married Amy Harden on December 21, 2013. Their story actually began many years before that. Ted and Amy had dated in the mid-1990s. Ted had hoped they would be together however it was not meant to be at that time. They were reunited and began a life together. With this union, Ted inherited six children which he grew to love as his own and they all love him dearly. Ted also made a commitment to his family to adopt and give his namesake to Theodore Eleck William Schram. In 2016, Ted was given the honor of the birth of his daughter, Rose.
Ted was a good man who worked hard to provide for his family even though his battle with cancer. He especially enjoyed working with wood and building keepsakes. He also enjoyed cooking on his grill and hosting family barbecues. Throughout his life, he was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears who are having a very good season this year just for him. Ted had a quick wit, a joke, and a boisterous laugh for every occasion. He was always concern with the welfare of others which led to his donation of tissue for research with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Ted leaves behind in the family home, his wife, Amy Harden Schram, and three children, Geneva, Eleck and Rose. Also his children, Anna Belanger, Joseph Grant, Rebecca Foster and husband, Adam, and Luke Grant, all of West Plains, Missouri; his mother, Laura Schram and his sister, Lynette Schram. He will also be missed by his grandson, Ender Belanger and many nephews and nephews.
Ted is preceded in death by his father, Mark Schram, maternal grandparents, Lester and Adriana Albrecht and paternal grandparents, Bill and Clara Schram; his uncles, Jim Albrecht and Tom Albrecht and a dear friend, James Oliver.
A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date for the family.