Joe A. Schramm

February 28, 1939 - August 11, 2019
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Joe A. Schramm age 80, of Cridersville, passed away 12:53 a.m., Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born Feb. 28, 1939 in Lima to the late Clarence E. and Waneta E. Ritchie Schramm.
Joe graduated from Lima Senior in 1957. He joined the Army in 1958 and served in Germany returning in 1964. He attended ITT Technical Institute and received an associates degree in electronic engineering.Joe worked at Westinghouse Electric and retired from Trim Trends in Spencerville. He enjoyed scenic photography and traveling. He was known as Smoking Joe while he was a DJ.
Survivors include Niece and nephews: Rick (Judy) Schramm of Kentucky, Kim Schramm of Lima, David (Carol) Schramm and Scott (Amber) Schramm both of Florida. Great nieces and nephews: Nichole (Chaz) Mathews, Zachary (Alycia), Megan, Drew and Ryan Schramm and Sister-in-law: Cathy Schramm.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Donald A. Schramm, Dorothy A. Schramm amd Gary E. Schramm.
A memorial gathering will be held Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Memorial contributions may be given to the family or to Putnam County Hospice.

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Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Born: February 28, 1939
Died: August 11, 2019

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Nicole Risner posted on 8/15/19

Joe was my favorite counter guy at Ikes. I loved hearing him talk about his travels and looking at the pictures he took. He was the sweetest. I'm gonna miss seeing his smiling face walk through the doors at Ikes. Rest easy Joe.


Erin Edmiston posted on 8/14/19

I've known Joe since I was little, he was one of the regulars at Ike's restaurant where my Mom Lori worked. Long long time ago we would always go camping with him and a group of people from Ike's. I can remember dancing to music around a camp fire, taking long walks in the woods where he would show me and the other kids all kinds of neat scenic things that you would have never noticed without him. Occasionally my Mom, brother and I would meet him at Kendrick's woods for a long walk and Joey's sub's for lunch, every one that knew Joe knew that he loved to take walks, and discover new and different trails. Since growing up he's always been in and out of my life. I will surely miss seeing him on his weekly visits to the Credit Union, he always made it a point to come in and see us girls. You're a good man Joe!! Rest in heaven!! -Erin-