Gerald Schreier

Aug. 10, 1936-Jan. 27, 2014

CURRIE – Services for Gerald “Gerry” Jerome Schreier, 77, of Currie will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Currie. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the church in Currie with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery in Currie. Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial may be sent to Murray County Hospice, Slayton.

He died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Our House Hospice Home in Slayton.

Gerald “Gerry” Schreier was born Aug. 10, 1936, in Slayton to Joseph and Rosella (Beach) Schreier. He grew up on the family farm near Currie. Gerry attended Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Currie and graduated in 1954. While in high school he was well known for his boxing skills. He continued boxing after high school and is well remembered as a Golden Gloves Champion. On Sept. 8, 1956, he and Lita Holles were married at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Following their marriage they farmed northeast of Currie later purchasing that farm. In addition to farming, Gerry also worked at the Lake Shetek State Park for 29 years. He took great pride in his work at the park and enjoyed spending time camping there on the weekends. In 1980 Gerry started to cut back and Melvin and Robert took over more of the family farming operation. Gerry and Lita remained on the farm until 2004 when they moved to Currie. On Jan. 2, 2014 due to failing health, Gerry moved to Our House Hospice Home in Slayton and passed away there surrounded by his family on Monday, Jan.27, 2014, at the age of 77. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church where he served as an altar boy, lectored for mass and many family weddings, ushered, served as a communion distributor and on the parish council. Gerry enjoyed spending time with his family, farming, golfing, bowling, hunting, camping, playing cards and shooting pool.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lita Schreier of Currie; nine children and their spouses, Monica and Burdell Braa of Luverne, Melvin Schreier of Slayton, Robert and Carol Schreier of Currie, Vernon Schreier of Cibolo, Texas, Donald and Lisa Schreier of Russell, Nancy and Troy Fiegen of Wood Lake, Romain and Julie Schreier of Wood Lake, Jerome and Cari Schreier of Slayton and Ramona and Scott Boadwine of Ellsworth, Wis.; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six siblings and their spouses, Duane and June Schreier of Currie, Bernadine Kremer of Iona, Evelyn and Daniel Ackerman of Tracy, Mary and Darrell Foster of Maple Grove, Francis and Mary Schreier of Emily and David and Alice Schreier of Currie.

He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Eric Schreier; and two brothers, Vincent and John Schreier.