Funeral Mass was held on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Romaine Schriber was born on May 26, 1925 to Joseph and Rose (Lansink) Schriber in Ida Grove. He attended grade school in Ida Grove where he later graduated from Galva High School in 1944.
On Dec. 28, 1951, Romaine entered the United States Air Force, where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. While in the United States Air Force, he taught Diesel Mechanics until he was honorably discharged on Dec. 3, 1954.
On Sept. 14, 1949, Romaine was united in marriage to Dorothy Kalin at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Schaller. Romaine and Dorothy worked side by side for 49 years in many different business endeavors. In 2000, Romaine lost his best friend and the love of his life. Together they were blessed with five children: Barbara, Gary, Gregory, Mark and Michael.
A life-long Catholic, Romaine was baptized and confirmed into the Roman Catholic faith. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake where he was very active. Romaine was also a member of the VFW and Farm Bureau.
Romaine worked for several companies such as: Monsanto, Cargill, Arco, Crop Productions and Natures Liquid Fertilizer. He was a long-time farmer near Peterson, until 1964. Romaine enjoyed operating his own business, Schriber Sales & Service, where he sold and serviced Dixon lawnmowers south of Storm Lake. Romaine was a great teacher and taught tractor and hunter safety courses. Romaine enjoyed painting and engine tinkering, as well as, telling his friends and family stories and jokes. He loved outdoor activities, especially hunting, fishing and bird watching. Romaine treasured his family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Barbara (George) D'Amore of Albuquerque, N.M.; Gary Schriber of Gillette, Wyo.; Gregory (Leigh-Ann) Schriber of Storm Lake; Mark (Linda) Schriber of Gillette, Wyo.; Michael (Cheryl) Schriber of Casper, Wyo.; grandchildren: Dr. Michael D'Amore; Thomas (Julianna) D'Amore; Jamie and Kelly Schriber; Alex Schriber; Janna and Kaycee Schriber; Christa and Elynn Schriber; sister, Rosamond "Kay" (Don) McKenna of Savoy, Ill.; extended family and friends.
Romaine was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Rose Schriber; two brothers, Raymond and Robert Schriber; step-mother, Genevieve Schwaller, step-grandson, Jeremy Winebrenner.