Marcella A. Schreiber, age 87, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Dycora Transitional Health in Abbotsford under the tender care of hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan. Father George Graham will officiate. Interment to follow at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.
Marcella was born on May 13, 1931, the daughter of Alfred and Leona (Van Dreel) Carter in the Town of Hull. She attended Abbotsford High School. On November 17, 1948, Marcella was united in marriage to Roman Schreiber at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan. Together they farmed until she retired at the age of 70.
Marcella was a member of St. Thomas, taught CCD and held many offices in the Altar Society. She also held multiple offices with Catholic Family Fraternity Dorchester Branch and the Milan Community Club. Marcella loved cooking, especially for her large family. Her family's favorites were her famous potato salad, stuffing, dill pickles and beef soup. She had a large garden and did a lot of canning. Marcella made the pickles for ball tournaments in Milan. She also liked to crochet, including making afghans, baby sweaters, and baby blankets. Marcella enjoyed bowling, playing cards, reading and dancing to polkas and waltzes. She and Roman went on several vacations with friends. She especially loved to attend her children's and grandchildren's softball games. Marcella was a cancer survivor of 25 years. Most importantly, she was cherished by her family.
Marcella is survived by her husband of 69 years, Roman of Abbotsford; 11 children: Mary (Arnie) Krautkramer of Marathon, Gerard (Gale) Schreiber of Athens, Clyde (Irene) Schreiber of Unity, Bonnie Lake of Abbotsford, Rebecca (Jeff) Schaefer of Abbotsford, Cinthia (Mike) Beran of Athens, Alice Langjahr of Colby, Lucy (Doug) Schmidt of Athens, Kathy (Rick) Ewert of Medford, Lee (Jackie) Schreiber of Athens and Tracy (Sue) Schreiber of Medford; 34 grandchildren: Renee (Mark) Huebsch, Philip (Brittany) Krautkramer, Steven Krautkramer (Heidi Hurley), Joshua (Cathy) Knecht, Justin (Bobbie Jo) Knecht, David (Amanda) Knecht, Bradley (Natasha) Knecht, Andy (Jennifer) Knecht, Jeremy (Kristi) Schreiber, Russell (Lisa) Schreiber, Gabriel (Molly) Schreiber, Natalie (Alex) Guerrero, Shaun Lake (Julie Krenz), Brandon Lake, Gina (Erik) Brown, Ben Schaefer, Luke Schaefer, Ayla Schaefer (Jayson Heier), Eric (Jennifer) Beran, April (Steve) Wirtala, Jason (Cassandra) Beran, Steven (Samantha) Langjahr, Beth (Brett) Behrens, Kelly (Caleb) Mock, Timothy (Grace) Schmidt, Cody (Jackie) Schmidt, Ryan Ewert (Sydney Schilcher), Ross Ewert (Alexandra Halldorson), Joshua Clark (Morgan Pankrantz), Becca Schreiber (Will Szews), Grant Schreiber, Reiley Schreiber, Rachael Schreiber and Aedan Schreiber; 52 great-grandchildren and a son-in-law, Robert Knecht of Spencer. She is further survived by four siblings: Arlene Weiland of Marshfield, Geraldine Rottier of Green Bay, Melvin (Marlene) Carter of Colby and Shirley Zettler of Edgar; a brother-in-law, George Schreiber of Athens and a sister-in-law, Sister Loretta Schreiber of Merrill; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Joan Knecht, and a son, Martin Schreiber; a grandson, Chip Schaefer; a great-grandson, Zayne Brown; her brother, Ronald (Marcia) Carter; six brothers-in-law, Bernard Rottier, Herbert Weiland, Anthony Zettler, Father Bernard Schreiber, Clarence Schreiber and August Schreiber.