Wayne F. Schrum, 90, of Iowa City, died Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012, under the compassionate care of Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City with entombment to follow at the Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Wayne's memory to Iowa River Hospice of Marshalltown, 501 Plaza Heights Road, Marshalltown, IA, 50158. Online condolences may be sent for his family at www.gayandciha.com.
Wayne was born July 3, 1922, in Cheyenne, Wyo., the son of William and Ruby (Addison) Schrum. His family moved to Iowa where they resided in Manning and here he graduated from high school. During World War II he served in the United States Army Air Corps. On Feb. 7, 1948, he married Anna M. "Ann" Hughes in Iowa City. The couple made their home in Iowa City for many years where Wayne worked for Moore Business Forms for many of those years. In 2004, a couple years following Ann's death, Wayne moved to California where he found an old friend, Marilyn Becker and for the next seven years enjoyed her company and her family while living there. He returned to Iowa settling in Marshalltown to be near his son and his family. Here he lived at the Ember's Senior Living Center enjoying many new friendships. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, the American Legion and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
His family includes his two sons: Larry (Barbara), of Marshalltown, and Doug Schrum, of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren: Jacob (Elena) Schrum, Elizabeth Schrum, and Ethan Schrum; and his two brothers: Burton (Betty) Schrum, of Norton, Kan.; and Lyle Schrum, of Urbandale.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ann; a brother, Art and two siblings as children.