Wanda Jean Tramm, 74, of Alexandria and formerly of Staples, died June 22, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 29 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Reverend Hans Dahl officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the church on Thursday.
Interment will be Meadow Brook Cemetery in Gilman, WI on a later date.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Wanda was born on August 14, 1942, in Stanley, WI to Walter and Pearl (Nichols) Liazuk. She attended high school in Stanley, WI and worked as a waitress in her father’s restaurant, Liazuk’s Bar and Café. She met Fred Tramm and they were united in marriage on August 28, 1965. They lived in Tampa Bay, FL where Fred was stationed for a few years, then made their home in the Chicago, IL area later moving to Aldrich, MN. Wanda worked at Ben Franklin and also at McKechnie Tooling and Engineering. She then received her CNA certificate and began working in Motley at assisted living facilities. She also worked privately as a home health aid. Wanda became involved with the Foster Grandparent program in the Staples School District. She was a volunteer at the United Methodist Church in Staples.
In February 2015 she moved to Alexandria and worked for the Alexandria School District as a foster grandma. She enjoyed crafts, hobbies, holidays and hanging out at the lake with her family.
She is survived by one daughter, Terri (Bradley) Swenson of Carlos; one son, Shawn Tramm of Brainerd; three grandchildren; three brothers, Dean Liazuk of Eau Claire, WI, Duane (Barb) Liazuk of Fond du Lac, WI and Dale (Sue) Liazuk of Oconomowoc, WI; two sisters, Darlene (Dale) Tieman of Brookfield, WI and Dae (Dick) Jacobson of Stanley, WI and brother-in-law, Alois “Ole” Olichwier of Bloomer WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marilyn Olichwier.