David F. Schreiner, age 67 of Plain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 22, 2018.
He was born on September 27, 1950 the oldest son of Florian “Bub” and Mary (Hutter) Schreiner. He is survived by his mother, Mary, brothers, Frederick and Ruth, William, and sister, Emma and Brian, nephews and nieces, Jesse and Mindy, their children Camdyn and Vada, Matthew and Athanasia, their children Marielle and William, Crystal, Joshua, Alex, and Jordan and Monique. He was preceded in death by his father, Bub.
In his younger years he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and processing his own venison. He was very meticulous in the way he butchered his deer and filleted his fish; nothing went to waste. If he saw you struggling and wasting a good piece of meat, he would “school you” on how it was to be done right.
He was an excellent marksman who enjoyed trapshooting and reloading his own shells. In most recent years, he hosted a trap shoot every fall at the family farm, teaching the next generation of nieces and nephews proper gun safety, technique, and how to shoot. His love of cooking shows and canning filled his days when he couldn’t be outside mowing his lawn or tinkering in his machine shop. Anyone who knew Dave understood that he had a very creative mind and was a self-educated engineer who could fix anything no matter how difficult. He was an inventor of many gadgets and as one of his nephews said, “before there was the internet, there was Dave Schreiner. When friends or family needed to build anything from scratch, they looked up to Dave. The guy knew more about random things than anyone I know.”
To all his friends who stopped to visit him at his shop, we hope you know how much he enjoyed those visits. A man of many talents, the cooking shows he watched inspired him to grow his own tomato plants from seed and pampered them until they grew to be the biggest and the best, earning him bragging rights. His love of cooking was evident in the many conversations he had with his family and friends about recipes. As a sous-chef for the Spring Green Restaurant when he was in high school, he was very well versed in the kitchen. When Sis was trying to explain to him how to brown flour in a cast iron skillet he said, “Oh, you’re trying to make a roux?” She was shocked to realize her gruff, grizzly-haired teddy bear knew the term.
A man of many traits, Dave lived life on his own terms. He had a very colorful way with language and definitely invented some of his own words. Per David’s wishes, no formal service will be held. He’ll catch you on the flip-flop. Copy.
The family will hold a private “Dave Schreiner Buck” Trap Shoot in the fall as a celebration of Dave’s life.
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