RICHARD GALE SCHREIBER
Richard Gale Schreiber, age 88, of Kahoka, MO, formerly of Revere, passed away on Sunday evening, March 1, 2020 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Gale was born November 2, 1931 in St. Joseph Hospital in Keokuk, the son of Albert and Faye Halferty Schreiber.
On May 9, 1954 he was united in marriage to Rose A. Dawson at home. She preceded him in death on February 24, 2017.
Survivors include his children: Debbie (Randy) Lipper of Revere, Rick Schreiber of Kahoka, Pam Fry of Revere, Patricia (Eldon) Hopp of Luray, Kim (Mike) St. Clair of Kahoka, Janet (Bernard) Simpson of Kahoka and Sandie (Darin) Hopp of Kahoka; a sister, Janet Buford of Kahoka; twenty-one grandchildren: Heather (Scott) Bethards of Leighton, IA, Steph (Matt) Kirchner of Alexandria, Amy (Jesse) Heimer of Taylor, Miranda (Brent) Goings of Kahoka, Hilary (Aaron) Bartlett of Ruschville, IL, Andrew (Angie) Schreiber of Keokuk, Valerie (Doug) Stewart of Pella, J. D. (Janet) Fry of Kahoka, Kayla (Doug) Riley of Farmington, Lexie (Casey) Garrett of Pulaski, IA, Amanda (Jason) Boeshart of Lenexa, KS, Erik Hopp of Luray, Nicole (Daniel) Zimmerman of Piper, KS, Courtney (Chris) Kirchner of Kahoka, Lacey (Mark Boatman) St. Clair of Kahoka, Cody (Lucas) Goehring of Keosauqua, Ashley (Tim Kite) Simpson of Farmington, Tyler (Ashlee Wilson) Simpson of Shelbina, MO, Katlyn (Cully) Hoffman of Fort Pierre, SD, Rob (Erin) Hopp of Kahoka, and Kenzie (David) Harper of Kahoka; 44 great grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two grandsons, Adam Schreiber and Austin Hopp; two brothers and their wives, Dean and Amah Lou Schreiber, Stanley and Evelyn Schreiber; in-laws, Charles Buford, Peggy and Ed Hecox and Lilly and Ted Boyer.
Gale farmed all of his life from the time he was a small boy until his death.
He graduated from Revere High School with the Class of 1949 and joined the U. S. Marines in 1952.
Even while serving in Korea, his letters came home with instructions for the family farm and livestock.
He was able to attend the 15th Honor Flight with his daughter, Debbie, on October 2, 2012.
Gale was a member of the Revere Community Church and enjoyed attending services at the nursing home.
He was a humble man, a good man, raised and doing business in a time when a man’s handshake was as good as his word.
He respected the land and his livestock and taught his children and grandchildren the same respect.
He and Rose supported the Clark County Fair and the Clark County Mule Festival.
Many of their grandchildren and great grandchildren are continuing that tradition today.
In 2002 the family farm was recognized as a Century Farm and in 2011 the Schreiber’s were awarded the Outstanding Clark Co. Fair Family.
Gale and Rose enjoyed trail rides and had enjoyed square dancing.
They were proud of their family and enjoyed when they could all be together.
Funeral services and military rites were held Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Goldie Laymon officiating.
Special music was “I Can Only Imagine”, “Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone” and “Turkey in the Straw”.
Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rick Schreiber, J. D. Fry, Tyler Simpson, Rob Hopp, Erik Hopp, Matt Kirchner, Chris Kirchner and Tanner St. Clair
Burial was in the Revere Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Revere Cemetery or NEMO Hospice.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.