Neil J. Schramm

Neil J. Schramm, 61, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 in Virginia, Minn. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at East Moe Lutheran Church in Garfield, Minn., at 11 a.m. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit

Neil Jerome Schramm was born Dec. 9, 1957, to Donavon and Elizabeth (Foslien) Schramm. He played Little League Baseball, was on the swimming team, and worked for the northside Bridgeman’s.

Neil graduated from Virginia High School in 1976. He attended St. Cloud State for two years. He did leather working, photography, and Boundary Waters canoeing.

In the early 1980s, Neil moved to Vail, Colo., with his first job being at Eagle’s Nest. Neil worked many years for May Palace in Vail and other restaurants. He transitioned to working construction and painting.

For years, Neil took care of setting up camp for his dad and the crew to go elk hunting in Colorado. Neil loved to work with wood, loved coffee, and of course, telling stories.

The surviving siblings are Susan (Steven) Bradow, Jack (Shelley) Schramm, Peggy (Tim) Polson, Dale (Vicky) Schramm, and Allen (Patty) Schramm, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a great-great nephew.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Donavon and Elizabeth Schramm; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Schramm and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Foslien; and nephew, Joshua Schramm.