Robert John "Bob" Schreiber, age 80 passed away on Monday, October 25, 2010 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 6:30 P.M. with a Rosary beginning at 6:30 P.M. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive, Montana, with Father Alex Pulickaparambil officiating. Visitation will also be held from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. followed by The Mass of Christian Burial with military honors on Monday, November 1, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Terry, Montana, with Father Ned Shinnick officiating. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Bob was born on December 7, 1929 in Portland, Oregon to Leo and Mary (Esterguaard) Schreiber. Bob was the seventh of twelve children. In his words, "the first child of the second six", He was raised and educated in Oregon until joining the United States Army after his junior year in high school. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean War until receiving his honorable discharge in 1950 and returning to Oregon. After Bob returned he went to work at a furniture store and later a book store. During this time he met his one true love Rose Zinsli and they were married August 21, 1954, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Milwaukee, Oregon. Shortly after which he started his career working for Pacific Northwest Bell.
Bob transferred to Mountain bell in September 1971, and moved the family to Glendive, where he was employed until his retirement in 1984. During his retirement, Bob enjoyed fixing anything that needed it, refinishing old furniture, wiring, plumbing, and anything else that could keep him busy.
Bob especially enjoyed working on computers and photography. He also enjoyed hunting, boating, and singing, playing guitar and inventing things. He was the" Bob "of all trades. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He set a lasting example of faith, praying daily, cantoring and singing in the choir weekly. Bob had a very large church family and will be missed by all. His legacy continues to live in his children and his children’s children
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers; Francis, Leo, Theodore, Richard and Larry Schreiber, two sisters; Mary McDaniel and Rita Schreiber.
Survivors include his beloved wife Rose Schreiber of Glendive, daughter Marie (Jim) Boothe of Ashland, Montana; son Bob (Lynnette) Schreiber of Williston, North Dakota; son John (Melody) Schreiber of Glendive; daughter Cindy (Ed) Mittelstaed of Glendive; son Fr. Francis Schreiber of Poplar, Montana; daughter Denise (Alvin) Mittelstaed of Glendive; son Leonard Schreiber of Glendive; 20 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; four brothers; Eugene, Raymond and Alan Schreiber of Oregon and Paul Schreiber of Georgia; numerous nieces and nephews.