Arthur Garfield Schreiber, 83, died on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, due to a fall at home. He was born May 16, 1924, in Omaha, Neb.
In 1936, he moved to Rochester, Minn., where he graduated in 1942. He was an excellent gymnast. He attended the University of Minnesota College of Forestry in 1942 and later joined the U.S. Army. He served in the Infantry during WWII and the Korean War. Art was discharged as Master Sergeant and awarded many medals for valor. He retired after 34 years as a claims executive at the former Farmland Insurance Company and moved to Prescott in 1986.
He worked very hard to form the local Chapter of the Korean War Veterans and served as their First Commander. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 6, VFW, National Korean War Veterans, Yavapai County Search and Rescue Posse, Aztlan Lodge #1, the Prescott Sportsmen's Club and life member of the 35th Infantry Regiment (CACTI) Assoc.
He loved watching John Wayne war movies and listening to jazz music. He loved life, bowling, traveling, golf and hunting pheasants with his buddies in South Dakota, Iowa and Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Scott; first wife Helene; and brother Fritz.
Survivors include wife of 32 years Jo Schreiber; daughter Heidi Schreiber of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandson Eric Schreiber of Michigan; great-granddaughter Tawni Schreiber and great-grandson Jaxon Schreiber of Michigan; sister Gretchen Westling of Houston; many nieces, nephews, and friends, and his companion dog Josie.
A memorial service in honor of Art will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Prescott, Ariz., with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #6.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic School, 150 Fleury Ave. Prescott, AZ 86301.
Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign the online guestbook.
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