Rita Louise Shramek, age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January
5, 2023 in the Gundersen Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.
Rita was born in Winona, MN on January 14, 1961, the third child of Lyle and
Helen (Schultz) Hoff. She married John Shramek on October 29, 1977 and they
had four children.
Rita enjoyed baking and cooking and would always bring chicken and wild rice
soup to family gatherings. She also loved watching cooking shows with her
grandson. Rita was great at sewing and took pride in making outfits and dresses
for her daughters when they were younger. She also enjoyed dancing with her
friends and family at festivals and events, and received accolades for her lovely
singing voice. Rita was one of those with a gift of woo. Meet her, and you
became her new best friend. She was caring, kind and was always there when
you needed her. Rita was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to spend
time with family and was incredibly proud of all of them.
Rita is survived by her husband, John; four children, Justin (Amy Hamble)
Shramek, Jeremy (Misha Johnson) Shramek, Kyley Shramek and Lindsy
Shramek; eight grandchildren, Logan, Jackson, Tavian, Brayden, Haylli, Jayce,
Zachary and Amerikus; three siblings, Rose (Glenn) Stoerzinger, Robin Hakari
and Victor (Renee) Hoff; many nieces and nephews.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in Blair
Lutheran Church West with Pastor Paul Sannerud officiating. Visitation will
begin two hours prior to the service.
In memory of Rita, Please consider wearing something red, her favorite color, for
the service.
The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

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