Ramona Eva Schlecht

Dec 22, 1956 - Nov 29, 2020

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove , CA, 95624


Ramona Eva Schlecht, 63, of Galt, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020.
Ramona was born in Fort Ord, California and grew up in the Monterey Peninsula. She graduated from Pacific Grove High School in 1974. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University, and a master’s degree in early childhood education from California State University, Sacramento.
Ramona was a dedicated teacher for over 30 years, spending many of her years teaching preschool children. She was passionate about music and played the piano, guitar, violin, and flute. She enjoyed writing songs about life, including songs for her grandchildren. Ramona touched so many lives and will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her children; Sarah Kloss and Joseph Schlecht, grandchildren; Colton and Adalynn Kloss; and sister; Sylvia Fournier.
An outdoor service will be held December 18, 2020 at 1:00pm at East Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, Ca 95624.


  • Sally Evey says:

    I was saddened to hear that Ramona has passed. I worked with her for many years in the Child Development Department. She was such a kind teacher and a very supportive co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are that your family will be comforted by loving memories of the time you had with her.

  • Krista Mahoney says:

    My condolences go out to Ramona’s family. I helped out in her classrooms throughout the years and loved how she shared her love of music with her classes. I will always remember how her students enjoyed her playing her guitar for them. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Roseline Vincent says:

    Our Child Development Department lost an amazing teacher and colleague. Ramona was not only a great teacher who gave her best to her students and their families but, supported other teachers like me by volunteering her hours by coming into my class and spending some quality time reading books to my students and sitting down and helping children during arts and crafts.
    You will be truly missed.
    Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. May God grant you peace and give your loved ones grace to deal with the loss especially to your son, your daughter and your grandchildren.

  • Jean Pierson says:

    Jean Pierson I am so sad at the lost of my dear friend I will forever miss our friendship that I held so dear

  • Yumiko Trimingham says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I was very sad to hear that Ms. Ramona passed. She was so kind and thoughtful. I’ll always treasure the time I spent with Ms. Ramona.

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  • Charlotte Bier says:

    My condolences to the Romona Schlecht children and family. Your mom was a very kind teacher and coworker, she always had a smile and was very friendly. Prayers you family finds comfort in the special memories you shared with your mom and grandmother. She will be missed!

  • Vanessa S says:

    Hello, my name is Vanessa. I wanted to reach out to the family of Mrs. Schlecht and extend my deepest condolences to the entire family. I was one of Mrs.Schlecht’s preschool students back in the 90’s at Fruitridge Elementary. She really made an impact in my life as a preschooler that really played a part in the adult I grew up to be. She was such an amazing teacher. She went beyond just teaching academics; she really truly cared for each and every one of her students. She would always ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. At the age of 3, growing up in a tough neighborhood, immigrant parents; thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up was a far reach as in the neighborhood I grew up in, survival was all we could hope for as kids. However, Ms. S (as I would call her in preschool), would sit me in her lap as a toddler and tell me I could be anything I set my mind for that my potential was infinite. I really could feel as a child that she wanted me to thrive. I still remember she would challenge me academically if she saw I finished the worksheets to fast by giving me more advanced worksheets. As I began to see I was fully capable of completing more advanced academics with her guidance, my confidence grew, and that confidence instilled in me as a small child really stuck with me with all I have set my mind to in life. I became the first generation in my family to achieve a bachelor’s degree and continue to push myself further everyday as everyday offers something new to learn. I guess the question you may be asking why to have I randomly come to tell you all of this. About 5 years ago, I was blessed to bump into Mrs. Schlecht at my employer. She recognized me after 20 plus years! It warmed my heart that she recognized me and told me “did you go to Fruitridge elementary by any chance for preschool”, of which I said why yes and before she even looked at desk name plaque she said my name and told me how she remembered me and my family, how I look still so much like my preschool self except in an adult version, and that she was so happy to see that I grew up to do well in life”. She was in a rush that day and the conversation ended there. I was in such shock life had allowed us to cross paths and that the Mrs.S I remember so clearly from preschool that I’ve always wanted to thank personally was actually in front of me. All these years after that interaction I’ve wanted to bump into Mrs.Schlecht to thank her and tell her personally of the impact she had in my life as I did not get a chance to that day , but we never crossed paths again sadly. Me and my mother where reminiscing looking through old photo albums, on 11/12/21, when we came across pictures of me in preschool and Mrs. Schlecht. I told my mother the story of how we ran into each other years ago and how I’ve been wishing we would bump into each other all these years but haven’t. My mother mentioned that maybe I could find her on facebook, but I told my mother the dilemma I had was that I didn’t know the exact name to search as to be honest all I remembered Mrs.Schlecht by was Mrs.S from preschool. My mother then came up with the idea to look at her signature on my preschool academic certificates I’ve kept for all these years, to figure out exactly the spelling of name. Upon retrieving the exact spelling of the name from the certificates, I google the name, and the first link to appear was for Mrs.Schlecht obituary. I am truly heartbroken that I am too late to thank Mrs.Schlecht personally for the impact she had in my life. As her 1 year anniversary approaches I thought I share this story with her loved ones in a tribute to what a wonderful woman she was.

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