Gerald "Doc" Schreck
September 6, 1931 - January 30, 2020

Gerald Schreck

Mass of Christian Burial is pending for 88 year old Gerald "Doc" Schreck of Templeton.
Doc died at his home on Thursday afternoon, January 30, 2020.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning in charge of arrangements.

Visitation and Prayers Monday, February 3, 2020 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sacred Heart Church Templeton, Iowa
There will be a 7:00 PM Prayer Service
Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 4, 2020 10:30 AM Sacred Heart Church
Interment with Military Honors Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Templeton

Taken from the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Doris and Gerald Schreck

Back: Kevin, John, Steve
Middle: Allen, Doris, Tim
Front: Philip, Gerald, Annette

Doris, daughter of Effie (Friedrichsen) and Nelson Christensen, was born near Gray, Iowa, on July 14, 1936. Nelson passed away September 7, 1974. Effie (94 years of age) resides at the Manning Plaza. Doris graduated from Manning High School in 1954. She married 1/LT USAF Gerald Schreck, son of Clara (Heithoff) and Louis Schreck of Templeton, at Sacred Heart Church, Manning, Iowa, on December 27, 1954.
In 1956, after leaving active duty, they moved to Omaha where Gerald completed college and Dental School. After two years of private practice he entered active duty with the US Army Dental Corps and retired as an orthodontist with the rank of Col. in September 1982. The family thoroughly enjoyed the interesting life as a military family with several stateside and overseas assignments.
Doris and Gerald had eight children: Gerald Jr. who passed away in infancy, Allen, Tim, Steve, Phil, Annette, Kevin and John.
Gerald Jr., born prematurely at James Connally AFB, Waco, Texas, August 24, 1955 passed away August 25, 1955.
Allen was born in Omaha, Nebraska, February 20, 1957. He graduated from high school at Lawton, Oklahoma. He served five years in the US Army and works at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, in the Medical Equipment Maintenance Department. He is married to Debbie (Cooper) and has a son Joshua. They live in Fairway, Kansas.
Tim was born in Omaha, Nebraska, April 28, 1958. He graduated from high school at Lawton, OK and ISU, and works for Stine Seed Company. He and his wife, Laure (Neuses) live in Ankeny, Iowa and have one son, Christopher.
Steve was born August 4, 1959 in Carroll, Iowa. He graduated from high school at Lawton, OK and ISU, Ames, and is an air traffic controller at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri. He is married to Lori (Tapley), they have a son Tommy and a daughter Lindsey.
Phil was born October 22, 1960 in Carroll, Iowa. He graduated from Seoul American High School, Yongsan, Korea and ISU. He is the chief meteorologist at KSFY, TV, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is married to Kristie (Parsons), they have three children, Jacob, Samantha and Madeline.
Annette was born July 23, 1962 in Carroll, Iowa. She graduated from high school in Leavenworth, Kansas. She enlisted in the Air Force where she received training as a Dental Assistant, Periodontal Therapy and as an Operating Room Surgical Assistant. After leaving active duty, she graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program in Tucson, Arizona where she lives and works.
Kevin was born April 20, 1966 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He graduated from Kuemper High School, Carroll, Iowa and the Auto Body Program in Sioux City, Iowa. He works for Badding Construction, Carroll, Iowa, and is married to Karen (Vonnahme). She has twin daughters, Jessica and Amber.
John was born October 26, 1968 at Munson Army Hospital, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He graduated from Kuemper High School, Carroll, Iowa. He entered the USAF May 1987 and is currently stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida. He is married to Darnell (Battaya), has a son, Jordan, daughter Erin and two stepdaughters, Katelyn and Hannah.
Doris and Gerald observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 2004. A Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Templeton, with Msgr. Ken Seifried (Col USA Ret.) and Fr. Leo Riesberg officiating. An Open House reception followed, at the American Legion Hall in Dedham, Iowa, where Gerald is a lifetime member. All seven children, their spouses and 13 grandchildren were present for the festivities.

Gerald & John Schreck

Annette & Gerald Schreck

Allen Schreck

John Schreck

Annette Schreck

Gerald & John Schreck

T/Sgt. Schreck, currently assigned to Keesler AFB, MS., re-enlisted in the U.S.A.F. on October 28, 2004. His father, COL (USA Ret) Gerald G. Schreck (above left) administered the oath of re-enlistment in City Hall, Templeton, Iowa. The U.S. flag (shown above), which was flown over the U.S. Capitol on August 4, 1990, was presented to the Schreck family in honor of T/Sgt. Schreck's great-uncle, LT Dale E. Christensen, Gray, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during WW II. LT Christensen was killed in action in New Guinea on August 4, 1944.

Dale Christensen WWII - uncle to Doris Schreck & Ray Christensen

Raymond Dale Christensen & Doris Schreck with their uncle Dale's Congressional Medal of Honor

Dale's Congressional Medal of Honor & backside of his Purple Heart

Christmas card to Clarus & Helene (Herbers) Heithoff

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