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Gerald "Doc" Schreck

September 6, 1931 — January 30, 2020


Visitation and Prayers

Monday, February 3, 2020   4:00 - 7:00 PM

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM by Reverend Tim Pick 

Sacred Heart Church, Templeton, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 ~ 10:30 AM

Sacred Heart Church, Templeton, Iowa

Msgr. Kenneth Seifried, Celebrant     Rev. Shinoj Jose, Concelebrant

Rev. Tim Friedrichsen, Concelebrant     Rev. Merlin Schrad, Concelebrant

Mass Servers

Peter Dea     Joseph Dea


Philip Schreck   Kristie Schreck

Mattie Schreck     Erin Schreck

Eucharist Ministers
Philip Schreck    Kristie Schreck    Joe Kemper


“Be Not Afraid”     “Here I Am Lord”

“On Eagles Wings”     “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory”

Sacred Heart Men’s Choir     Hannah Warner, Organist

Casket Bearers

Doc’s Grandchildren

Honor Guard

Templeton Knights of Columbus

4th Degree Knights of Columbus District Luke E. Hart Assembly #277

Interment with Military Honors

U.S. Army Honor Guard

De-Witt-Loustaunau Post 20 of the American Legion

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3417

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Templeton, Iowa

   Gerald George Schreck, “Doc” son of Louis and Clara (Heithoff) Schreck was born September 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 – 1956, during the Korean Conflict.

   On December 27, 1954 Doc was united in marriage with Doris Christensen at Sacred Heart Church in Manning.  Eight children were born to this union.   They lived in Omaha, NE from 1956 to 1962 while Doc again attended Creighton University, graduating from the School of Dentistry.  They then moved to Carroll, Iowa from 1962 to 1964 where Doc was an associate of Doctors 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 U.S. Army as an orthodontist with the rank of Colonel in September of 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 to 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 V.F.W. in Manning. Doc and Doris just recently observed their 65th Anniversary.

    Doc’s health started deteriorating a few weeks ago and he died at home in Templeton, Iowa on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  He was 88 years, 4 months and 24 days of age.   

   He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son Gerald Jr. Schreck; son Kevin Schreck in 2009; siblings:  Leona (Bill) Horbach; Collette Schreck; Janet (Herb) Sextro; Elmer Schreck; and Dorothy (Melvin) Romey.

   He is survived by his wife Doris Schreck of Templeton; children: Allen (Debbie) Schreck of Overland Park, KS; Timothy (Laure) Schreck of Ankeny; Stephen (Lori) Schreck of Weldon Spring, MO; Philip (Kristie) Schreck of Sioux Falls, SD; Annette Schreck of Tucson, AZ; John (Darnell) Schreck of Ocean Springs, MS; 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; Gabe Schreck; 7 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, many friends.

Ohde Funeral Home in Manning in charge of arrangements.

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