John Schrum



John Burton "Burt" Schrum, beloved son of William and Ruby (Addison) Schrum, was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on June 2, 1918, and peacefully passed away at the Andbe Home in Norton on November 14, 2018, at the age of 100.

Burt grew up in Manning, Iowa and graduated from the Manning High School. On September 21, 1939, Burt married the love of his life Betty Laverty in Manning, Iowa. Burt and Betty moved several times before making their home in Norton, Kansas, in 1955. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy from July 11, 1944 till February 2, 1946.

Burt was a member of the United Methodist Church, American Legion, and Lions Club. He even coached numerous baseball teams, including the Norton American Legion Baseball group. One of his favorite things to do was to watch any sport. His greatest love was his family, especially his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include: five children, Burton, and wife, Lois Schrum, Tucson, Arizona; Steven Schrum, Norton, Kansas; William, and wife, Marilyn Schrum, Norton, Kansas; Barbara, and husband, Michel Magers, Greeley, Colorado; Deborah, and husband, Craig Chizek, Rose Hill, Kansas; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several other relatives and friends.

Burt was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers, Arthur, Wayne, Lyle "Junior", and Warren Schrum, and one sister, Marjorie Schrum.

INURNMENT – A private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

MEMORIALS – American Legion Baseball Program