Obit: Schreiber, Donald F. (1919 - 2007)

Contact: R. Lipprandt


----Sources: The Tribune-Phonograph, Vol. 47, No. 31, Wed., Aug 1, 2007, p 11

(22 Jun 1919 - 23 Jul 2007)

Donald F. Schreiber, age 88 of Stoughton, passed away on Monday, July 23rd, 2007, at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Skaalen Chapel, 400 N. Morris St., with the Rev. James Koza presiding. Burial will follow at Wheeler Prairie Cemetery in the Town of Dunkirk.

Following the services at the cemetery, a luncheon will be held at the Vennevoll Clubhouse at Skaalen. The family will greet friends on Friday July 27th, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Olson-Holzhunter-Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton, and again at Skaalen Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

Donald was born in Dorchester, Wis., on June 22nd, 1919, a son of the Late Richard and Selma (Paul) Schreiber. Donald was a hard worker his whole life, starting with his father at Schreiber’s Meat Market, which later became Schreiber’s IGA in Dorchester, Wis.

On May 11th, 1940, Donald married Gertrude Scidmore in Medford. Gertrude preceded him in death in 1994.

He served his country in the Army during WW2.

Donald owned and operated Don’s Clothes Shop in Colby, and in 1965, moved his family to Stoughton, opening a men’s clothing store there. The Stoughton store was lost to fire a year after opening and Donald went into business with Ron Felland, and later worked at a number of men’s clothing stores in Stoughton and Madison.

On October 6th, 2001, Donald married Helen Davis, who preceded him in death in 2004.

Donald loved music and singing and was a member of barbershop choruses in Colby. He loved talking with people and loved the community of Stoughton. He was instrumental in having trees planted on Main Street, at the golf course and in every community in which he lived.

He enjoyed woodworking at the Stoughton at the Stoughton Area Senior Center, making walking sticks and magazine racks. Donald was very involved in planning the River Walk in Stoughton up to the time of his death.

Donald loved his daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. He is survived by his four daughters, Penny (Dennis) Kalmon of Hudson, Joann (Michael) Miller of Anchorage, AK, Donna (Maurice) O’Connell of Vestal, NY and Laurie Schrieber (special friend John Peipon) of Vineyard Haven, MA; ten grandchildren, John, Lisa, Daniel and Bennet Kalmon, Scott Miller, Sandy Anderson, Janey Bonds and Jeana Koster, Max and Evan Eagan; thirteen great-grandchildren and brother David (Gloria) Schreiber.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude, his wife Helen, a brother Al and two sisters, Pearl and Bernice.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials in Donald’s name to the Stoughton Area Senior Center, 248 West Main St., Stoughton.

Olson-Holzhunter-Cress 206 West Prospect Avenue Stoughton 608-873-9244

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