Kenneth Walter Schrammeck, 101 | Daily Inter Lake

Kenneth Walter Schrammeck, 101, of Kalispell, died May 1 in Kalispell. He was born January 14, 1923 in Great Falls to Anna and Walter Schrammeck. Ken was a lifelong Montana resident and his grandparents' roots traced back to ranching in the Cascade, Montana area. Ken attended Great Falls High School and Montana State University. He enlisted in Navy Aviation and was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Wisconsin, where he met his wife, Genevieve B. Batwinski of Kenosha, Wisconsin. They married in 1945 and were married for 73 years. They settled in Great Falls, where they raised three daughters, and moved to Kalispell in 1996.

His wife Genevieve predeceased him in 2019.

Ken had a long career with the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroad in Great Falls, retiring in 1983. His family enjoyed many camping trips to Seeley Lake, boating and water skiing on the Missouri River, and fly fishing for large rainbow trout. After retiring and moving to Kalispell, they lived in Village Greens for 24 years, where they enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling. They traveled to Europe several times and enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, Arizona and other states. Ken was lucky and often mentioned that he had been retired longer than he worked on the railroad and was proud of his retirement. Ken was an avid gardener and worked long hours on his manicured lawn, garden, trees and home. He took great pride in every project he worked on and instilled this work ethic in his daughters. Ken became a resident of Buffalo Hills Terrace in 2021 and enjoyed the community living lifestyle.

He is survived by his daughters, Darcy Albert and her husband Bob of Kalispell, Diane Etter and her husband Bill of Kalispell, and Marcia Holas and her husband Marvin of Glendive. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Scott Jackson, Becky Jackson, Will Etter, Andrew Etter, Aaron Holas and Janell Holas Vizcaino; great-grandchildren, Taylor Jackson, Max Etter, Frankie Etter, Eliza Etter, Alex Etter and his namesake, Kenna Vizcaino; Great-great-grandchildren, Beckham Jackson and Trevyn Jackson.

In keeping with Ken's wishes, no memorial service will be held. A private memorial service for the family will be planned at a later date. Friends are asked to visit to leave condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is in care of the family.

Anna Harden

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