Schrandt, Robert ‘Sam’ A.


Robert “Sam” A. Schrandt, 90, of Winona and formerly of Houston, died on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. He let go of his daughter, Mary’s, hand to once again hold the hand of his beloved wife, Gertrude.

Sam was born on November 14, 1929, in Winona, to August and Emma (Nast) Schrandt. Sam served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged.

He was a sheet metal fabricator and welder, working for several companies in the Twin Cities and Winona. Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He and Gertrude enjoyed time spent at their vacation in Northern Wisconsin. He devoted his life to his family and they were truly his pride and joy.

He will be forever missed by his children, Mary (Roger), Tim, David (Jackolin), Debbi, Paul (Julie), Jeanette, Steve, Patricia (Barry), Nancy (David) and Allyn (Carrie); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

He was welcomed into Heaven by his wife of 41 years, Gertrude (Seebold); son, Bruce; brothers and sisters, Lovelette, Lambert, Jean, Arnold, Betty, Donna, Earl and Elaine; and his parents.

Sam’s family would like to thank Gundersen Health System and hospice services for the compassionate care and Benedictine – St. Anne for their loving care of him for the last few months.

Graveside services will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to a Humane Society or veterans’ organization of the donors choosing. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Houston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Sam and sign his online guestbook at

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