Susan Gayle Schramm "Debwewen Qua"
11/7/2022 10:59:00 AM
Susan Gayle Schramm "Debwewen Qua" , age 64, of Lake passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Per Susan's wishes, a Private Family Gathering will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to family. Envelopes will be available at Clark Family Funeral Chapel.
Susan was born on October 6, 1958, in Flint, daughter of Paul, Sr., and Linda (Henry) Schramm. Susan was a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Sue was very proud of her native american heritage and proud descendant of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She served the native community in the Kalamazoo area as a social worker for many years. She was also active in the Title 9 Native American education program in Kalamazoo County public schools. She enjoyed and adored her child, grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Family was very important to her and enjoyed traditional native gatherings.
Susan is survived by her daughter, Lilly Byrne; grandson, Asher Cunningham-Byrne; siblings, Paul (Diane) Schramm, Terri (James) Bonnema, Michael Schramm, and Kelly Hartwell; 11 nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend, Jill Anderson.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents; nephews, Christopher Hartwell and Timothy Schramm; and niece, Melissa Bonnema.