Gerald George “Doc” Schreck, 88, of Templeton, Iowa, died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. Monsignor Kenneth Seifried will be the celebrant, and the Revs. Shinoj Jose and Tim Friedrichsen will be concelebrants. Mass servers will be Peter Dea and Joseph Dea. Lectors will be Philip Schreck and Kristie Schreck. Gift bearers will be Mattie Schreck and Erin Schreck. Eucharist ministers will be Philip Schreck, Kristie Schreck and Joe Kemper. Music will be by the Sacred Heart Men’s Choir and organist Hannah Warner. Casket bearers will be Doc’s grandchildren. Honor guard will be by the Templeton Knights of Columbus. Interment with military honors by Iowa National Guard Honor Team, De-Witt-Loustaunau Post 20 of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3417 will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton.
Ohde Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gerald George “Doc” Schreck, son of Louis and Clara (Heithoff) Schreck, was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa. Doc grew up in Templeton and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1949, then attended Creighton University until 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1956 during the Korean War.
On Dec. 27, 1954, Doc married Doris Christensen at Sacred Heart Church in Manning. Eight children were born to this union. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1956 to 1962 while Doc again attended Creighton University, graduating from the School of Dentistry. They then moved to Carroll, Iowa, where they lived from 1962 to 1964 and Doc was an associate of Drs. Barels, Langenfeld and Westendorf in the practice of general dentistry.
He entered the U.S. Army Dental Corps in 1965 and served at several assignments, including a residency program in the specialty of orthodontics from 1971 to 1973 at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and retired from the Army as an orthodontist with the rank of colonel in September 1982. The family thoroughly enjoyed the interesting life as a military family with several stateside and overseas assignments.
Doc and Doris retired in 1982 and returned to Templeton. They loved coming back their hometown area. He enjoyed traveling to many countries, visiting family, and making daily visits to the Corner Station. He thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Dedham American Legion, and a member of the VFW in Manning. Doc and Doris just recently observed their 65th anniversary. Doc’s health started deteriorating a few weeks ago.
Doc is survived by his wife, Doris Schreck, of Templeton; children: Allen (Debbie) Schreck of Overland Park, Kansas; Timothy (Laure) Schreck of Ankeny; Stephen (Lori) Schreck of Weldon Spring, Missouri; Philip (Kristie) Schreck of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Annette Schreck of Tucson, Arizona; and John (Darnell) Schreck of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; 15 grandchildren: Joshua (Ashley) Schreck, Tommy Schreck, Jessica (Austin) Neville, Amber Rosener, Lindsey Schreck, Jordan Schreck, Katelyn Harwell, Chris Schreck, Jake Schreck, Hannah Harwell, Samantha Schreck, Mattie Schreck, Erin Schreck, Luke Schreck and Gabe Schreck; seven great-grandchildren: Brody Rosener, Journey Rosener, Tytan Rosener, Layton Schreck, Maisie Rae Schreck, Luke Harwell and Lincoln Neville; daughter-in- law Karen (Dale) Derner of Carroll; sister-in-law Marie Schreck of Carroll; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Gerald Schreck Jr.; son Kevin Schreck in 2009; siblings: Leona (Bill) Horbach, Collette Schreck, Janet (Herb) Sextro, Elmer Schreck and Dorothy (Melvin) Romey.