July 25, 2013
ALBERT DEAN SCHREIBER
(9/15/1926 - 7/17/2013)
Albert Dean Schreiber, age 86, of Revere, MO, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka.
Dean was born September 15, 1926 on the family farm in Revere, MO, the oldest son of Albert and Faye Halferty Schreiber.
Dean graduated from Revere High School as did his mother, his siblings, six children and many nieces and nephews. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, he entered the U.S. Military Service. He served in the U.S. Navy where he was a radio student during F.D.R.'s administration, translating the Morse code announcing the news to his unit, something very special for a Missouri farm lad. While in the service he attended the Indianapolis 500 and the Kentucky Derby and couldn't tell you who won because of the large crowd.
He returned to Clark County, taught school and farmed, specializing in Hereford cattle.
On December 25, 1948, following a Christmas Eve date two years earlier, he married Amah Lou Boyles. He later returned to college, obtaining both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Northeast Missouri State Teacher's College in Kirksville. He taught high school math in the tri-state area for at least 30 years. He was assisted in his farming by his wife and six children.
Dean was very involved in the community, teaching Sunday School, serving as President of the Clark County Teachers Association, serving on the Board of Directors of the Clark County Nursing Home, President of the Clark County Historical Society, 4-H Leader, member of the Clark County Cattleman's Association, and a member of the Extension Council. In late years, he was blessed to have traveled in the U.S. and abroad.
Survivors include his wife, Amah Lou, of Kahoka, MO; one son, Alan (Tanya) Schreiber of Pasco, WA; three daughters, Rebecca (Ken) Russell of Belton, MO, Nancy Shultz of Donnellson, IA and Alice (Michael) St. Clair of Luray, MO; twelve grandchildren: Caleb, Aaron, Matt and Luke Shultz, Jordan (Amy) Russell, Rachel Russell, Emily, Andrea and Elise Hopkins, Blake St. Clair and Drew and Julian Schreiber; two great-grandchildren, Callie and Cooper Russell; two brothers, Gale (Rose) Schreiber and Stanley Schreiber, both of Kahoka, MO; a sister, Janet (Charles) Buford of Donnellson, IA as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Martin and Neil Schreiber; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Schreiber.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the Peaksville Christian Church with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating, assisted by Pastor Herb Doty. Special music, "Whispering Hope" was by Mr. Mike Murphy and Mrs. Jacque Mohr and congregational hymn, "Blest Be The Tie That Binds".
Honorary pallbearers were Emily, Andrea and Elise Hopkins and Rachel Russell.
Pallbearers were Caleb, Aaron, Matt and Luke Shultz, Jordan Russell, Blake St. Clair, and Drew and Julia Schreiber.
Burial with military rites was in the Revere Cemetery.
Memorials in lieu of flowers were suggested to the Dean Schreiber Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Clark Co. Local Cancer Fund or the Peaksville Christian Church Building Fund.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.