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Anita N. Schramm - 90

Chicago Heights, Illinois


Our beautiful, kind, and compassionate mother Anita Schramm, long time resident of Chicago Heights, passed away on Christmas morning at the age of 90. Preceded in death by her husband Bill Schramm, married for 61 years. Anita spent her childhood in Chicago Heights surrounded by a large group of friends and family. She went to Bloom High School (a majorette with mad twirling skills) and went on to Beauty School, ahead of her time back in the 50’s! She so loved being a hair stylist and was cutting hair until the age of 78. Her greatest joy was her children Sandy (Gary) Thomas, Jim (Lynn) Schramm and Krista (Eddie) Mirabelli; Grandchildren Chris (Lindsay) Thomas, Courtney (Austin) Wermeling, Kelly and Eric Schramm, Haley, Karlie, Joey and Nico Mirabelli; Great grandchildren Ryan and Nick Thomas and Cameryn Wermeling. She was the greatest mom, positive, supportive, and treated us with love and kindness our entire lives. She was such a healthy cook and cut sugar and oils out of everything. We did all kinds of crafts growing up and she was incredibly creative. A fabulous seamstress sewing many of our outfits and dresses and crocheted many scarves and blankets. As we became adults and began raising our own families, we were over for endless meals and gatherings. She would say to our dad over and over again, aren’t we the luckiest parents to have the best kids! We would always respond, that’s because you’re the BEST parents! She was a wonderful grandma to all of her grandchildren. “Funny Grandma” or “Grams” loved to be at all their birthdays, graduations, and milestones.  She enjoyed picking out special gifts for them and even taking time to send out cards to them in college. Anita loved family and friends and getting together! She looked forward to every party and event. She was a wonderful Aunt, and cousin to many and a kind, generous friend! She was preceded in death by her parents Anthony Perozzi and Domenica nee Cosenza. nee and her brother Guilio (late Norma) Perozzi. She will be greatly missed! In lieu of flowers, memorials in Anita’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, 2255 N Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Il 60601/ or LARC Lansing, 19043 Western Avenue, Lansing, IL 60438, would be greatly appreciated by the Schramm family.

Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US R 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday December 30, 2022, from 10:00 am until time of Funeral Services 12:00 Noon. Private burial Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Info 708-481-9230 and

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