His Life

About Scott

Scott Daniel Schram of Westminster, Colorado died on December 15, 2010 ending a 15-year courageous struggle with mental illness.  

 On March 25, 1976 in Ord, Nebraska Scott was born to Daniel Roy and Michele Ann Diehl Schram.  Scott was the youngest of four children, three brothers and one sister:  Brian, Steven, and Lisa. Scott was several years younger than his older brothers and when he was young Brian and Steve frequently argued about who little Scott liked better.  Scott had a strong affinity for his dad, and for much of his childhood insisted on being called Danny.

 Scott always had a compassionate heart, and demonstrated that by working at a nursing home as a teenager.

 Scott graduated from Arvada West High School (Colorado) in 1994 and attended Metropolitan State University in Denver. 

 At the age of 19, Scott was diagnosed with Schizophrenia.  Scott began an exhaustive search for a career that could be sustained with his disability.  His endeavors included: modeling, acting, food service, computer customer service and internet based retail.  However, massage therapy might have been his greatest calling. In 2007 he graduated from the Cortiva School of Massage.  He subsequently performed freelance massage therapy in addition to proving massage therapy for the Colorado Rapids Soccer team and the Colorado 14’ers basketball team.

 Scott attempted to continue his career development right up to the months preceding his death.  He applied for re-admission to Metropolitan State University, updated his resume, and began taking steps to revive his internet based business: Resonation Custom Car Supply.

 Scott’s interests and hobbies were numerous and diverse:  Nebraska football, weight training, racquetball, cycling, photography, the study of nutritional herbs,  snowboarding, computer programming, guitar, music, stereo speaker cabinet design, gaming, and golf.

 When Scott’s health made it possible, he enjoyed traveling with his parents, visiting with family, and playing with his nieces and nephews.  Scott and his mother enjoyed visiting museums, bowling, and touring various businesses in the Denver area.  They also enjoyed watching movies and TV together.  Scott and his father enjoyed fishing at local lakes, wood and metal crafting.

 Scott was a gentle and loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, cousin, and nephew.  In spite of his constant suffering, he never lashed out at others or grew angry and bitter.

 Scott is survived by his parents Daniel and Michele of Westminster, Colorado; brother Brian and sister-in-law Heather of Golden, Colorado; brother Steven and sister-in-law Nancy of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister Lisa Fatovic and brother-in-law Eric Fatovic of Broomfield, Colorado; Grandparents John & Julia Diehl of Stratton, Nebraska; Grandmother Mildred of Ponca, Nebraska; three nephews; three nieces; 12 uncles, 15 aunts; 43 cousins; and his constant companion, Sebastian the Beagle.  Scott was preceded in death by two uncles; Sam Schram and Roy Reimer; and his grandfather Wesley Schram.